Platystele viridis Luer 1983 Photo by Duane McDowell and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Green Platystele

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Ecuador without collection data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, loose, thin, ribbed sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly obovate, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a slender, erect, to 8" [20 cm] longincluding the 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long peduncle, subdense, distichous, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul and has a thin floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VII Systematics of Platystele Luer 1990 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide