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Orchid Species: Platystele johnstonii

Platystele johnstonii is an orchid species identified by (Ames) Garay in 1968.
Genus
Platystele (Pls.)
Grex
johnstonii
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Ames) Garay
Year
1968
ORIGIN: Found in Venezuela at elevations of 500 to 900 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with suberect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, notched and apiculate apically, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring through mid summer on an erect, filiform, .28 to .36 [7 to 9 mm] long including the [5 to 7 mm long peduncle, loose, successively few flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

FLOWER SIZE: 0.2 inches [5 mm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Origin
Add+ Pleurothallis Pths johnstonii
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Pls. johnstonii 'Free Spirit' (2005)
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