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Platystele microtatantha. One of the smallest orchids in the world.

January 24, 2015

Platystele microtatantha (Schltr.) Garay 1967. Here compared to a ballpoint pen. This orchid species is one of the smallest in the world. It grows in Costa Rica and Panama. I grow this species on a small piece of Redwood bark. It grown next to the fogger. Temperatures in the vivaria Min +10°C to Max 19°C.

Would be interesting to do a serious comparison between Platystele microtatantha, Platystele tica (That I found in Choco, Colombia.) and Platystele jungermannioides that is supposed to be the smallest.

Platystele microtatantha

Platystele microtatantha compared to a ballpoint pen.


Platystele microtatantha


Platystele microtatantha

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  1. karmaf permalink
    January 24, 2015 22:14

    Sooo beautiful!! Awesome photos as well. 🙂

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