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Platystele (plat-ee-STEE-lee) is a genus with maybe 85 mostly tiny species widespread from Mexico to Bolivia but infrequent in Brazil. Most have tufted, short-stemmed leaves with an inflorescence.

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The photos for these species have not yet been positively identified.


Platystele aculeata Luer
Platystele acutilingua Kapuler & Hascall
Platystele adelphe Luer & Hirtz
Platystele altarica Luer
Platystele alucitae Luer
Platystele argentosa Luer & Escobar
Platystele aurea Garay = Rubellia rubella
Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII; p. 197 (05/2006)


Platystele beatricis P. Ortiz
Platystele bernoullii Luer
Platystele bovilinguis Luer
Platystele brasiliensis Brade = Platystele oxyglossa
Icones Pleurothallidinarum VII; p. 85 (12/1990)
Platystele brenneri Luer
Platystele bulbinella Schltr. = Platystele compacta
Icones Pleurothallidinarum VII; p. 30 (12/1990)


Platystele calymma Luer
Platystele compacta (Ames) Ames
Platystele crinita Luer & Hirtz
Platystele cuculigera P. Ortiz = Platystele alucitae
Icones Pleurothallidinarum VII; p. 20 (12/1990)
Platystele culex Luer & Escobar = Platystele examen-culicum
Icones Pleurothallidinarum VII; p. 43 (12/1990)


Platystele dalstroemii Luer
Platystele delhierroi Luer & Hirtz
Platystele dewildei Luer & Escobar
Platystele dodsonii Luer
Platystele dressleri Luer


Platystele edmundoi Pabst
Platystele enervis Luer
Platystele escobariana Garay = Platystele schmidtchenii
Icones Pleurothallidinarum VII; p. 111 (12/1990)


Platystele filamentosa Luer
Platystele fimbriata Luer & Hirtz


Platystele gaileana Luer & Endara
Platystele gemmula Luer = Platystele microglossa
Icones Pleurothallidinarum VII; p. 64 (12/1990)
Platystele gyroglossa Luer


Platystele halbingeriana (Schultes) Garay = Platystele minimiflora
Icones Pleurothallidinarum VII; p. 67 (12/1990)
Platystele hampshireae Luer
Platystele hypsitera Luer & Escobar = Platystele pisifera
Icones Pleurothallidinarum VII; p. 94 (12/1990)


Platystele ingramii Luer & Dalström


Platystele jamboeënsis Luer & Hirtz
Platystele jesupiorum Luer
Platystele johnstonii (Ames) Garay
Platystele jungermannioides (Schltr.) Garay


Platystele lancilabris (Rchb.f.) Schltr.
Platystele lawessonii Luer
Platystele lehmannii Luer
Platystele londonoana Luer & Escobar
Platystele lycopodioides Luer & Hirtz


Platystele megaglossa Luer & Escobar
Platystele microglossa P. Ortiz
Platystele microcatantha (Schltr.) Garay
Platystele minimiflora (Schltr.) Garay
Platystele misasiana P. Ortiz
Platystele misera (Lindl.) Garay
Platystele muscicola Luer & Hirtz
Platystele myoxura Luer & Hirtz


Platystele napintze Luer & Hirtz


Platystele obtecta Luer
Platystele orchestris P. Ortiz
Platystele orectoglossa P. Ortiz
Platystele ortiziana Luer & Escobar
Platystele ovalifolia (Focke) Garay & Dunst.
Platystele ovatilabia (Ames & Schweinf.) Garay
Platystele oxyglossa (Schltr.) Garay


Platystele papillosa Luer
Platystele pedicellaris (Schltr.) Garay
Platystele perpusilla (Rchb.f.) Garay
Platystele phasmida Luer & Escobar = Teagueia phasmida
Icones Pleurothallidinarum VIII; p. 140 (8/1991)
Platystele pisifera (Lindl.) Luer
Platystele porphyroglossa P. Ortiz = Platystele gyroglossa
Icones Pleurothallidinarum VII; p. 48 (12/1990)
Platystele posadarum Luer & Escobar
Platystele propinqua (Ames) Garay
Platystele psix Luer & Hirtz
Platystele pygmaea (Hoehne) Pabst = Platystele oxyglossa
Icones Pleurothallidinarum VII; p. 85 (12/1990)


Platystele rauhii Luer
Platystele repens Ames
Platystele resimula Luer & Hirtz
Platystele rex Luer & Escobar = Teagueia rex
Icones Pleurothallidinarum VIII; p. 140 (8/1991)
Platystele rhinocera Luer
Platystele risaraldae Luer & Escobar


Platystele schneideri P. Ortiz
Platystele schulzeana Garay = Platystele oxyglossa
Icones Pleurothallidinarum VII; p. 85 (12/1990)
Platystele scopulifera Luer & Dodson
Platystele spatulata Luer
Platystele stellaris Luer
Platystele stenostachya (Rchb.f.) Garay
Platystele stevensonii Luer
Platystele steyermarkii Luer
Platystele stonyx Luer
Platystele sulcata Luer & Hirtz


Platystele taylorii Luer
Platystele teaguei Luer = Teagueia teaguei
Icones Pleurothallidinarum VIII; p. 140 (8/1991)
Platystele tobarii Luer



Platystele vetulus Luer & Hirtz


Platystele ximenae Luer & Hirtz


Platystele zeus Luer & Hirtz = Teagueia zeus
Icones Pleurothallidinarum VIII; p. 140 (8/1991)