Platystele ortiziana Luer & R.Escobar 1990

Inflorescence and Leaf Photo by Andy Phillips and his Andy's Orchid Website

Common Name Ortiz' Platystele [Colombian Priest and Orchid Enthusiast RIP 2012]

Flower Size [2 mm]

Found in Colombia without collection data as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, ribbed, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a very congested, .6" to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long including the .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, umbellate, simultaneously opening, 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence arising laterally above the middle of the ramicaul with loose, imbricating, oblique floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Platystele Vol 7 1990 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo ok; A Compendium Of Miniature Orchid Species Vol 2 Parsons & Gerritson 2013 photo good;