Platystele jungermannioides


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Platystele
Species: Pls. jungermannioides
Binomial name
Platystele jungermannioides
(Schltr.) Garay 1974

Platystele jungermannioides is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Platystele.


Plant blooms in the spring with two to three 2.1mm wide flowers.It's petals are so thin that it is only one cell thick and transparent.


Plant is found in the lower cloud forest of Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 200 to 1000 meters


Keep plant in shade. Plant must be grown mounted on bark with some sphagnum moss. Spray it regularly with pure water, don't let it completely dry out between waterings and maintain high humidity. This species is a perfect vivarium plant since it does well under artificial lights. It is a warm-growing species, it likes 25-27°C daytime and around 18-20°C nighttime temperatures.


Common Names:The Jungermannia-Like Platystele


  1. *Pleurothallis jungermannioides Schltr. 1912

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