Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Platystele ovatilabia

When I posted this tiny species previously, I was not very happy with the photos.  It is in bloom once again and this time I managed to get some good pictures of the flowers which show how transparent they are and which give a much better idea of their charm.  They are tiny, only 3 mm across, and are on a plant only 4-5 cm tall.  The plant grows across Central America and into Mexico.  It is best grown mounted since it forms a kind of mat of leaves and though reputed to bloom in the spring, always blooms for me in the fall.

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