Platystele ovipositoglossa Archila & Chiron 2015

Photos by Fredy Archila and Richardiana 15: 285 2015

Full Shade Hot EARLIER Spring

Common Name The Ovipositor-Like Tongue Platystele [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Alta Verapaz department of Guatemala at elevations around 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls carrrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, tridentate, gradually narrowing into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the earlier spring on an erect, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, successively single to 25 flowered inflorescence with


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Richardiana 15: 285 2015"> Richardiana 15: 284 Archila & Chiron 2015 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018