Platystele orchestris P.Ortiz 1979 TYPE Photo by Pedro Ortiz and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Dancer Platystele [An allusion to the appearance of the flower]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Choco Colombia at lower elevations as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 thin, imbricating sheaths with a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, subacute to obtuse leaf that is narrowly cuneate towards the petiole and blooms in the winter on an erect, congested, slender, 2" [8 mm] long including the .2" [5 mm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul with thin floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 14(1): 20 Ortiz 1979 Photo/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VII 1990 drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide;