02 de Octubre del 2014
The world's smallest orchid is in Ecuador
The world's smallest orchid is in Ecuador

Flores Ecuatorianas

jorge paredes

Estados Unidos, Tucson

Ecuador is known to have the greatest orchid’s diversity on Earth, indeed a good fact for a good country. However, owning the tiniest orchid in the world is way too cool!

Platystele jungermannioides is the world’s smallest orchid flower only known to occur in the Ecuadorian Andes. This tiny flower is normally found in higher plant roots, is just 2.1 mm wide and its petals are so thin that they are just one cell thick and transparent.


Photo: Lou Jost

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