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Platystele compacta

Platystele compacta

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Platystele
Species: Pls. compacta
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Binomial name
Platystele compacta
Ames 1922


Platystele compacta is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Platystele.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms at anytime of the year with many 5 mm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

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

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

Common Names:The Compact Platystele

SynonymsEdit

  1. Platystele bulbinella Schlechter 1910
  2. Pleurothallis compacta [Ames] Ames & Schweinf. 1930
  3. *Stelis compacta Ames 1908

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