Platystele consobrina
Platystele consobrina

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
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.


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


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


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.


Named in after their broad shaped column

Species Edit

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