Octarrhena angraecoides (Schltr.) Schltr. 1911 Photo by Tom Ballinger and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

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Common Name The Angraecum-Like Octarrhena

Flower Size .125" [3 mm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Bismark Archipelago and Vanuatu in hill and lower montane mossy forests at elevations of 100 to 1900 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a sometimes zigzag stem carrying distichous, fleshy, dark green, bilaterally flattened leaves that blooms on up to 5, lateral, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, pale green, cylindrical, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Oberonia condensata Ridl. 1908; Octarrhena arfakensis J.J.Sm. 1913; Octarrhena condensata (Ridl.) Holttum 1947; Octarrhena flava Carr 1933; *Phreatia angraecoides Schltr. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; The Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as O condensata; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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