Octomeria recchiana 'Zia's Claudia Alva' CHM 84pts. Hoehne 1928 SECTION Planifolia Photo and awarded plant courtesy of Raymond Gabaldon.


Common Name Recchi's Octomeria

Flower Size

Found in Sao Paulo Brazil

Part of the SECTION Planifolia O diaphana alliance with O bidentata, O chloidophylla, O crassilabia, O albopurpurea, O diaphana, O glazioviana and O reitzii. Plants in this alliance are medium to large sized but always have thin ramicauls with loose sheaths and carry thin coriaceous, flexible leaves that narrow at the base into a .4 [1 cm] long, petiole. The sepals and petals of the flowers are acute to acuminate.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Vol 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975