Platystele dressleri Luer 1976 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Hot Warm LATE WinterEARLYSpring

Common Name or Meaning Dressler' s Platystele [American Botanist and Discoverer of Species Current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Panama in montane forests at elevations around 650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, thin, ribbed, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, obtuse leaf that is cuneate below into the petiolate base and blooms in the late winter and early spring on a congested, secund, slender, .52" [1.3 cm] long including the .2 to .28" [5 to 7 mm] long peduncle, successively several to many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with oblique floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VII 1990 drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing not/photo not;