Octomeria tridentata Lindl. 1839 SECTION Planifolia

Flower drawingDrawing by Barbosa Rodrigues, Courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name or Meaning The Three-Toothed Octomeria

Flower Size .38" [9 mm]

Found in Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Fr Guiana, Surinam, Brazil and Peru

Part of the SECTION Planifolia, O tridentata alliance with O gracilicaulis, O juergensii, O oxichela, O pinicola, O iguanepensis, and O umbonulata. Plants within this alliance are under 8" [20cm] tall, have fine ramicauls and lanceolate leaves

Synonyms Octomeria multiflora Barb.Rodr. 1881

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