Platystele dewildei Luer & R.Escobar 1994 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name or Meaning De Wilde' s Platystele [Colombian Discoverer of Species Current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Risaralda Colombia in montane forests at elevations around 2150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute leaf that is narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base and blooms in the spring on a congested, slender, .88 to 1.12" [2.2 to 2.8 cm] long including the .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI 1994 drawing fide;