Platystele posadarum Luer & R. Escobar 1990 Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Plant Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.

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Common Name Posada's Platystele [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast and Nurseryman current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf and blooms in the winter and spring on a suberect, loose, successively few flowered, 1.2" [3 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and has thin floral bracts

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Platystele Vol 7 1990 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide;