Platystele edmundoi Pabst1964 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Maria Rita Cabral Orchidstudium

Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Hot to WarmSpring

Common Name Edmund's Platystele [Brazilian Discoverer of Species]

Flower Size .15" [4mm]

Found in Para' state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apcial, erect, coriaceous, elliptic-obovate, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, subdense, 1.2" to 4" [3 to 10 cm] long including the slender, .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously opening, many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul with thin, inflated floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Vol 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VII Luer 1990 drawing ok