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World's Smallest Orchid

©Lou Jost

Order: Asparagales


Scientific Name:Platystele

IUCN Red List status: New to Science


Protected by the following WLT projects:

The Ecuador Rainforests (Cerro Candelaria Reserve)

The World's smallest orchid was discovered by botonist Lou Jost (EcoMinga) amoungs the routes of another orchid species. The flowers measure only 2mm accross and the petals are so thin they are translucent.

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