Platystele ingramii Luer & Dalstrom 1996 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Cool LATE Winter andSpring

Common Name or Meaning Ingram's Platystele [American Orchid enthusiast and Co-collector of species current]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador in wet montane forests on small mossy branches at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with suberect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, eret to suberect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute to subacute leaf that is cuneate below into the petiolate base and blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, loose, distichous, flexuous, slender, .28" [7 mm] long peduncle, single flowered, inflorescence with a bract near the middle and with short, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV 1996 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 Drawing fide