Platystele misera

Platystele misera

Platystele misera                                                                                                                                                            photo  C. Solimbergo
taxonomy       desribed by   (Lindley)  Garay, Leslie Andrew
  published in  Botanical Museum Leaflets  21 ( 9 ) : 251    1967
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  genus Platystele  Schlechter 1910

C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.

    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins forests in Colombia (Antioquia, Caldas, Jardin, Rionegro), Ecuador, Perù (Amazonas, Chachapoyas, San Martin)
  altitude 1850 - 2535 m (6100 - 7690 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Rionegro (Antioquia, Colombia)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2100 m / 6930 ft) :
    Platystele misera b gr uk
  photoperiod   in Rionegro this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 24 m' to 11 h 36 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness partial shade
inflorescence     length 50 - 65 cm (20" - 26"), from the leaf base
  nr flowers 40 - 60
  size single flower 0,7 L 0,7 cm (0.28" L 0.28")  - inflorescence 30 L 2 cm (12" L 0.8")
  duration inflorescence ~ 180 days
  time to bloom from birth, ~ 30 days
CITES appendix II

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