Platystele gerristsenianum Doucette, Gerritsen & Portilla 2016 Photos by Kevin Holcomb and his Flickr Photo Website

Full shade Cool to Cold Spring

Common Name Mary Gerritsen's Platstele

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador without locality as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with terete ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular, papaery sheaths and carrying a single, apcial, erect, coriaceous, obovate, obtuse, tridenticulae apex, narrwoing below into the sulcate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a flexuous, peduncle filiform, glabrous, .68 to .72" [1.7 to 1.8 cm] long, rachis filiform ,glabrous, [2.2 to 5.2 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with tubular, membraneosus, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Similar to P propinqua and P taylori but differs in the dimensions of the sepals and lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #11 2016 photo fide;