Platystele gyroglossa

Platystele gyroglossa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Platystele
Species: Pls. gyroglossa
Binomial name
Platystele gyroglossa
Luer 1977

Platystele gyroglossa is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Platystele.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with many successive flowers.


Plants are found growing in guava plantations in southern Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1300 to 1800 meters


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


Common Names:The Round Tongue Platystele


  1. Platystele porphyroglossa P.Ortiz 1981

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