Platystele misera

Platystele misera

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

Platystele misera is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Platystele.


Plant blooms at any time of the year with several successive 4 mm wide flowers.


Plant is found in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador at elevations of 1800 to 2900 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 Insignificant Platystele


  1. Humboldtia misera (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Humboltia misera (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  3. *Pleurothallis misera Lindl. 1859

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