Platystele oxyglossa

Platystele oxyglossa

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

Platystele oxyglossa is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Platystele.


Plant blooms in the winter through spring with up to ten successive 3.5 mm flower.


Plant is found in the tropical montane forest of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil at elevations of 2 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 Pointed Lip Playstele


  1. Platystele brasiliensis Brade 1951
  2. Platystele lancilabris var. oxyglossa (Schltr.) Schltr. ?
  3. Pleurothallis lancilabris var. oxyglossa (Schlechter) C. Schweinf. 1938
  4. Platystele pygmaea (Hoehne) Pabst 1956
  5. Platystele schulzeana (Schltr.) Garay 1974
  6. *Pleurothallis oxyglossa Schltr. 1912
  7. Pleurothallis pygmaea Hoehne 1933
  8. Pleurothallis schulzeana Schltr. 1918;

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