Platystele misasiana P.Ortiz 1981 SUBGENUS Platystele

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Plant and Flowers Photos by Duane Mc Dowell and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Inflorescence Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shadeCool Spring

Common Name or Meaning Misas' Platystele [Colombia Discoverer of Species Current]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, immbricating tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, subdense, distichous, to 3.2" [to 8 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several to many flowered, racemose inflorescence with tubular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 14 #3 Ortiz 1981 photo/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VII Luer 1990 drawing ok [seem to be missing short ciliate margins on the petals and sepals]; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo ok