August 20, 2014

Platystele ortiziana

This is a tiny thing, the plant only 3 cm tall, the flower spikes 5 cm long, and the tiny heads of flowers only a few millimeters across.  It is from Columbia and is named after an orchid enthusiast from that country.  The genus Platystele belongs to the group of orchids known as Pleurothallids and is related to Masdevallia.

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