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Platystele

Platystele consobrina
Platystele consobrina

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Alliance:
Genus: Platystele
Schlechter 1910
Type Species
Platystele compacta


Platystele is a genus of orchids, comprised of about 85 mostly miniature species. It is abbreviated as Pls. in horticultural trade.

DistributionEdit

The genus is widespread from Mexico to Bolivia but infrequent in Brazil.

DescriptionEdit

Plants are epiphytes with successive flowers. Flowers have a short column with two pollina.

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

NamingEdit

Named in after their broad shaped column

Species Edit

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