Platystele tobarii Luer 2006

Side view of flower Photos by Diego Francisco Tobar Suarez Copyright 2009,

Full ShadeWarmCool Summer

Common Name Tobar's Platystele [Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast Current]

Flower Size .22" [6 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador at elevations around 1500 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniture sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, ribbed sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a suberect, loose, distichous, to 1.6" [4 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long filiform peduncle, subflexuous, racemose, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and has oblique floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Checked W 3 Tropicos Luer Drawing fide *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 drawing fide