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Platystele microtatantha

Platystele microtatantha

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


Platystele microtatantha is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Platystele.

DescriptionEdit

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

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1400 to 2000 meters

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Small Flowered Platystele

SynonymsEdit

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

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