Platystele lancilabris

Platystele lancilabris

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Platystele
Species: Pls. lancilabris
Binomial name
Platystele lancilabris
(Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1923

Platystele lancilabris is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Platystele.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with 4mm wide flowers. This species is similar to P oxyglosa but differs by flowering simultaneously and having shorter petals and sepals.


Plants are found growing on mossy branches in the mountains of Costa Rica at elevations around 100 to 1150 meters


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


Common Names:The Spear-Like Lip Platystele


  1. Pleurothallis lancilabris (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1913
  2. *Stelis lancilabris Rchb.f. 1866

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