Octomeria micrantha Barb.Rodr. 1877 SECTION Planifolia Drawing by Martius Eichler Urban and Wikimedia Website

Full ShadeWarmCool Spring again in the Fall

Common Name The Small Flowered Octomeria

Flower Size .25" [3.5mm]

Found in southeastern Brazil and to Missiones Argentina in lichens and mosses in primary forests as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 acute sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic, acute, somewhat mucronate, greenish yellow, the upper surface semi-shiney gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and again in the fall on a lateral,

Part of the SECTION Planifolia O pusilla alliance with O concolor, O cordilabia, O pusilla, O sagittata, O stellaris and O warmingii. Plants in this alliance are less than 4 [10 cm] tall and have thin ramicauls and lanceolate to oblong-elliptic leaves.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo fide;