Platystele schneideri P.Ortíz 1979 SUBGENUS Platystele Photo by © Esteban Dominguez Vargas and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower? Photo courtesy of Oliver Lenhard


Common Name Schneider's Platystele [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast 20th cen]

Flower Size 1/8" [.3 cm]

Found in Colombia on the central and eastern cordilleras at elevations of 1800 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, ribbed, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute leaf that is cuneate into the petiole and blooms in the summer on a subdense, flexuous, distichous, successively many flowered, racemose inflorescence with 2 to 3 flowers open at a time and thin floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideologia Vol 14 No 1 1979 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Platystele Vol 7 1990 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide