Platystele oxyglossa

Platystele oxyglossa





 Platystele oxyglossa (Schltr.) Garay, Orquideologia 9: 120 (1974).


At the CPO Moyobamba Show held October 29, 2015 a clone of: Platystele oxyglossa (Schltr.) Garay, was granted an 81-point CHM and was granted the clonal name ‘Nadin’. Award was assigned number 20151803.




Platystele oxyglossa (Schltr.) Garay, Orquideologia 9: 120 (1974).




Homotypic Synonyms:


* Pleurothallis oxyglossa Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 354 (1912).


Pleurothallis lancilabris var. oxyglossa (Schltr.) C.Schweinf., Bot. Mus. Leafl. 6: 200 (1938).


* Basionym/Replaced Synonym




Heterotypic Synonyms:


Pleurothallis schulzeana Schltr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 396 (1918).


Pleurothallis pygmaea Hoehne, Bol. Agric. (São Paulo) 34: 604 (1933 publ. 1934).


Platystele brasiliensis Brade, Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 11: 73 (1951).


Platystele pygmaea (Hoehne) Pabst, Rodriguésia 18-19: 30 (1956).


Platystele schulzeana (Schltr.) Garay, Orquideologia 9: 120 (1974).






·         Platystele oxyglossa ‘Nadin’ CHM/AOS was provisionally verified by resident taxonomist Ricardo Fernández and it is being referred to SITF per the Handbook.


·         Per WCSPF Natural Distribution: Mexico to S. Trop. America


Measurements: See attached image.




Eighteen stellate flowers and 27 buds on 45 inflorescences up to 3.1 cm long; coriaceous, fleshy, acute to obtuse leaves, margins entire 1.4 cm long x 0.3 cm wide; thin floral bracts 0.2 cm long x 0.1 cm wide; sepals and petals light creamy orange, central red-orange vein across the length; lip red orange darker on distal half of midlobe, lighter on side lobes; column light brown; anther cap light yellow; substance supple; texture crystalline; a charming and colorful miniature flower; per WCSPF, natural distribution is Mexico to South Tropical America; awarded as Platystele oxyglossa (Schltr.) Garay; provisionally verified by resident taxonomist Ricardo Fernández pending final determination by SITF.


Platystele oxyglossa, award 20151803, has been confirmed to be  Platystele oxyglossa by SITF (Dec 2015). 



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