Platystele speckmaieri Luer & Sijm 2010 Photo by © Peter Weish and The Bilder aus dem Regenwald der Österreicher in Costa Rica Website

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Common Name Speckmaier’s Platystele [German Orchid Enthusiast and cultivator of species current]

Flower Size .4” [1 cm]

Found in El Valle de Anton Panama at elevations below 700 meters as mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 2, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a suberect to arching, loose, flexuous, distichous, to 2.8” [7 cm] long including the 2.4" [6 cm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence with a few distant bracts arising from low on the ramicaul.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide

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