Platystele risaraldae Luer & R.Escobar 1994 Photos by Peter Peeters and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

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Common Name The Risaralda Platystele [A department of Colombia where the species occurs]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in the department of Risaralda Colombia at elevations around 1950 meters as mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 3, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an loose, to 1.8" [4.5 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Luer 1994 drawing fide

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