Platystele filamentosa Luer 1990 Photo by Bruno Larsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing Drawing by Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Full Shade Summer

Common Name The Thread-Shaped Platystele [refers to the petals]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Narino Colombia in wet forests without locational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, ribbed, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a filiform, erect, weak, to 2.4" [6 cm] long including the .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, distichous, distantly and successively several flowered inflorescence arising laterally on the ramicaul and has a thin floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VII Systematics of Plastystele Luer 1990 drawing fide;