Platystele paraensis Campacci & J.B.F.Silva 2009

Plant and flowers photos by Campacci/Da Silva and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Para Platystele [A state of northern Brazil where the species occurs]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Para state of Brazil on thin twigs in wet forests at elevations around 270 meters as mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by imbricate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, cuneate below into the subsessile base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an slack, filiform, to .4" [1 cm] long including the peduncle, successively single, 2 flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul with thin floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especias #7 2009 photo/drawing fide;

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