Platystele compacta

Platystele compacta

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

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


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

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