Platystele jamboeensis Luer & Hirtz 1992Photo by Alexander Hirtz

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

Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Rio Jamboe Platystele

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute leaf that is narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base and blooms in the early summer on an erect, loose, distichous, flexuous, filiform, 1.6" [3.5 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from lowe on the ramicaul.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX 1992 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing/photo fide