Platystele muscicola Luer & Hirtz 1990 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

EARLY

Common Name The Moss Loving Platystele

Flower Size 3/16" [4 mm]

Found in Esmeraldas Ecuador at elevations of 750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths with a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic-obovate, obtuse to rounded leaf that is cuneate towards the petiole and blooms in the early summer on a erect, loose, filiform, subflexuous, .6" [1.5 cm] long including the 4" [1 cm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul with thin floral bracts

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Platystele Vol 7 1990 drawing fide;

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