Platystele taylorii Luer 1976

Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Taylor’s Platystele [English discoverer of species Died 2011]

Flower Size .1” [2.5 mm]

Found in Panama and Ecuador at elevations around 650 to 1800 meters as mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 1 to 2, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter through summer on an weak, suberect, loose, .6” [3 cm] long including the .12 to .4” [3 to 10 mm] long filiform peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul with thin floral bracts .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VII Luer 1990 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018