Platythelys platensis (Hauman) Garay 1977 Photo by © Josť A. Radins and The Flora de Missiones Website


Common Name The Rio Plata Platythelys

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southeastern Brazil and northeastern Argentina as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 5 to 6, more or less aggregate, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 4 sheathed, pubescent, 8" [20 cm] long overall, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Aspidogyne platensis (Hauman) Meneguzzo 2012; Erythrodes platensis (Hauman) L.O.Williams 1938; *Physurus platensis Hauman 1917

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as Physurus platensis drawing good