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Platystele microtatantha

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by orchidkarma, Nov 13, 2011.

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  1. orchidkarma

    orchidkarma Member

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    An intermediate to cool growing epiphyte from cloud forests in Central America where it grows at 1400-2000 meters. I grow it mounted in the cool viv, fairly light, and humid. It has bloomed abundantly since the summer. I love it, even if you need a magnifying glass to enjoy it... the flower is not much bigger than the tip of a pen, about 2-3 mm and the whole plant does not measure more than a few centimeters in diameter.

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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That is tiny! Nice photo, karma.
     
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    a microflower, very difficoult to take a shoot.
     
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    Thanks!! :D
     
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    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Wow, great photo of such a micro-species. I especially like the whispy fringe on the left.
     
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    Thanks!! The whispy looking fringe is some sort of moss that share the mount, not quite sure what it is. :)
     
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    It makes it look like an in situ shot!
     
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    Chris New Member

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    Great photo, Karma!
     
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    Thanks a lot!! Piotr, yeah I believe it!! It is really super, super tiny - even next to very small Lepanthes!! :)
     
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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    That is great! And you are right, those small flowers are really tough to capture, especially where they are white as well. :) Well grown and photographed.
     
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    Tyson Ex-Situ

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    Tiny!
     
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    Oh my ! Thats just so cute !
     
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    J&L had a Platystele with a purple lip at our show this past year. I'm still kicking myself for not buying it! No one else bought it... The fabulous flower was too small for most people to see. I loved it!
    Great picture, congratulations!