Platystele consorbrina – 365 days of orchids – day 981

Another new species for 365 days is this tiny flowered species from Colombia.

The species is almost always in flower as the very long spikes produce flowers successively over several months. the individual flowers are just under 1cm across and have a lovely deep red lip that contrasts with the other pale petals and sepals.

The plant here is in a 3cm pot and the leaves are 5cm long making the plant very compact apart from the very long spikes.

The species grows in wet forests from 1600-2100m and we find it is a vigorous grower in pots baskets or mounted.



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  1. A Jones says:

    Do you know what pollinates this one?