Platystele propinqua (Ames) Garay 1968 SUGENUS Platystele Photos by Karremans, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Another Flower Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Full Shade CoolWinter SpringSummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Closely Related Platystele

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, ribbed, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceosu, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute, narrowly cuneate into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms at any time of the year on a erect, slender, .88 to 1.28" [2.2 to 3.7 cm] long including the .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, loose, distichous, successively several flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul and has thin floral bracts.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis propinqua Ames 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Schedul. Orch. 6: 68-69. 1923 as Pleurothallis propinqua; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VII Systematics of Platystele Luer 1990 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo ok; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;