Platystele microtatantha

Platystele microtatantha

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Platystele
Species: Pls. microtatantha
Binomial name
Platystele microtatantha
(Schltr.) Garay 1967

Platystele microtatantha is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Platystele.


Plant blooms in the winter with one to two successive 1.2 mm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1400 to 2000 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 Small Flowered Platystele


  1. *Pleurothallis microtatantha Schltr. 1907
  2. Pleurothallis perparva Standl. & L.O.Williamms 1953

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