Pleurothallis mirabilis Schltr. 1918 SUBGENUS Mirabilia Luer 1986 Flower Closeup

Flowers and Leaf Photo by Luiz Filipe Varella and his Flicker Website

Common Name The Grand Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] long

Found in southeastern Brazil at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, close tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptical, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, 4" [10 cm] long, fractiflex, few to 6 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Anthereon mirabilis (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Gyalanthos mirabilis (Schltr.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001; Pabstiella mirabilis (Schltr.) Brieger & Senghas 1976; Pleurothallis longicornu Kraenzl. 1921; Specklinia mirabilis (Schltr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as Pabstiella mirabilis drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980 as Pabstioella mirabilis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986 drawing fide; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 as Pabstiella mirabilis photo ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Antheron mirabilis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI 2004 as Specklinia mirabilis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Pabstiella mirabilis; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Pabstiella mirabilis photo fide;