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Platystele stenostachya

Platystele stenostachya

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Platystele
Species: Pls. stenostachya
Alliance:
Binomial name
Platystele stenostachya
(Rchb. f.) Garay 1962


Platystele stenostachya is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Platystele.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from summer to fall with few 4 mm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 0 to 1700 meters

CultureEdit

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

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Platystele stenostachya yellow Platystele stenostachya variant Sepals and petals are yellow, lip is yellow

NamingEdit

Common Names:The Thin Inflorescence Platystele

SynonymsEdit

  1. Humboldtia dubia (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Kuntze 1891
  2. Humboldtia stenostachya (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Humboltia dubia (A. Rich. & Galeotti) Kuntze 1891
  4. Humboltia stenostachya (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891
  5. Pleurothallis dubia A. Rich. & Galeotti 1845
  6. Pleurothallis dubia var. myriantha Schltr. 1922
  7. Pleurothallis lankesteri Rolfe 1914
  8. Pleurothallis minutiflora S. Watson 1888
  9. Pleurothallis myriantha F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899
  10. *Pleurothallis stenostachya Rchb. f. 1844
  11. Pleurothallis stenostachya var. lankesteri (Rolfe) Ames 1924

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