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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Southeast, Caroline Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles

Platystele Schltr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 1, 1994 Hamilton, A.C. [1019], Peru K000453136
Jan 1, 1994 Lehmann, F.C. [HK125], Colombia K000453142
Sep 1, 1993 Sandoval, E. [1320], El Salvador K000453103
Aug 1, 1992 Lehmann, F.C. [B.T.298], Colombia K000453140
Aug 1, 1992 Lehmann, F.C. [B.T.336], Colombia K000453141
Edwards, P.J. [KER 56], Guyana 40746.000
Young, E. [5], Colombia 44822.000
Zak, V. [1138], Ecuador K000453139
Chase, M.W. [84118], Costa Rica 75470.000
Chase, M.W. [83032] 76347.000
Donselaar, J. [2879], Suriname K000395955
Luer, C. [13709], Ecuador K000453137
Luer, C. [12479], Ecuador K000453130
Zak, V. [1138], Ecuador K000453138

First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 8: 565 (1910)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Karremans, A. & al. (2016). Phylogenetic reassessment of Specklinia and its allied genera in the Pheurothallidinae (Orchidaceae) Phytotaxa 272: 1-36.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2006). Epidendroideae (Part One) Genera Orchidacearum 4: 1-672. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0