Platystele dasyglossa P.Ortiz 1979 Photo by Grayna Siemiska

Another Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Shaggy Tongued Platystele

Flower Size 1/20" [1.5mm]

Found in El Choco Colombia near river banks at elevations around 100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, ribbed,tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petillate base leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on a basal, erect, .4" [1 cm] long including the .28 to .36" [7 to 9 mm] long peduncle, several flowered, subumbellate inflorescence

Synonyms Sarcinula guanacastensis (Ames & C. Schweinf.) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1108 Dodson 1984; *Orquideologia Vol 14 No 1 1979 drawing/photo fide; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VII Luer 1990 drawing ok apex of lip no decurved; Orchids From the Serrania Del Baudo Misas 2006 drawing/photo fide