Platystele-umbellata-2023-07-24 *SITF confirms this plant as Platystele umbellata (Yellow Form) (Jul 2023).

This species is very distinctive with its umbel shaped inflorescence for which it is named. Previous awards to this species and all available photos show flowers that are only purple to bright red, this plant is an unusual deep old gold-yellow color. This plant matches the Type drawing by Ortiz in the IOSPE, including the minute cilia on the flower when the photos are greatly enlarged.

Posted on Jul 24, 2023

Country of origin: Colombia. Distinct yellow color of otherwise purple color flowers; flowers are very small to measure with the naked eye.

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Platystele-scopulifera-2020-02-04***Confirmed as Platystele scopulifera (May 2020); based on the drawing in the SOF, Dodson's Native Orchids of Ecuador, and multiple images in Orchidroots, which closely matches this flower with fimbriated margins, color, and distinctive lip form.***

Posted on Feb 4, 2020

Dodson 2003: Native Ecuadorian Orchids, Vol IV, pg. 754 and Line Drawing #1708 Tomas Bajza, Tarzanesroup Also see drawing in jpeg 0404 Award sheet not available at time of submission

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Platystele oxyglossa

Posted on Nov 22, 2015

         Platystele oxyglossa (Schltr.) Garay, Orquideologia 9: 120 (1974).   At the CPO Moyobamba Show held October 29, 2015 a clone of: Platystele oxyglossa...

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Platystele tica

Posted on Sep 28, 2014

    Platystele tica Karremans & Bogarín, Lankesteriana 13(3): 271. 2014. this is not in Monocot list yet. 20144648 FCJC Platystele tica, award 20144648, h...

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