Platystele tausensis Bogarín & Karremans 2010 publ. 2011

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TYPE Drawing Photos by © Karremans /TYPE Drawing by Bogarinand The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Rio Taus Platystele [A river in Costa Rica]

Flower Size .28” [7 mm]

Found in Cartago province of Costa Rica at elevations around 1200 meters as mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, imbricating tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, conduplicate, subacute, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, slightly congested, distichous, .6” [1.5 cm] long including the .28 to .4” [7 to 10 mm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence with acute, conduplicate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 27(2): 210–220, f. 1A–F, 2, 3, 4F. Karremans 2010 drawing/photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide