Platystele ortiziana Luer & R.Escobar 1990 Photo by Jorge Mario Munera

Another Flower not What has been sold as

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 to the first photo; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide to the first photo; A Compendium Of Miniature Orchid Species Vol 2 Parsons & Gerritson 2013 photo fide to the second and third photos;

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