Platystele compacta is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Platystele.
Plant blooms at anytime of the year with many 5 mm wide flowers.
Plant is found in the wet montane forest of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia at elevations of 350 to 2500 meters
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.
Common Names:The Compact Platystele
- Platystele bulbinella Schlechter 1910
- Pleurothallis compacta [Ames] Ames & Schweinf. 1930
- *Stelis compacta Ames 1908