Lepanthes miraculum Luer & R.Vásquez 1983 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage


Common Name The Marvel Lepanthes [refers to the grotesque features of the flower]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cochabamba Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 2500 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 9, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths with markedly dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and early summer on a slender, erect, loose, subflexuous, to 5 to 5.6" [12.5 to 14 cm] long including the 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] long peduncle, , distantly, successively single, to few flowered inflorescence exceeding the leaf in length with ciliate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;