Pleurothallis miranda Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Mirandia Luer 1986 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Orchid Website


Common Name The Unusual Wonder Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations of 1200 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, suberect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, loose, ribbed sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, subacute, contracted and twisted into a bent petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a capillary, 1/2 to 1" [1.2 to 2.4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by an erect spathe arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Mirandopsis miranda (Luer) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol 3 Luer 1986 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Mirandopsis Miranda; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;