Octarrhena bilabrata (P.Royen) W.Kittr. 1984 publ. 1985 Photo by T M Reeve and The Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part Sun Cold Winter Summer

Common Name The Two Lip Appendaged Octarrhena

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests on mossy branches at elevations of 2650 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing bushy epiphyte with flexuous, simple to branched, terete, glabrous stems carrying articulate, ensiform, oblong-elliptic, acute to apiculate, scatered corsely warty leaves that blooms in the winter and again in the summer on lateral, peduncle .1 to .12" [.25 to .3 cm] long, .16 to .32" [.4 to .8 cm] long overall, 1 to 3 flowered innflorescence with tubular basally, slightly flaring above, obliquely truncate apcailly, acuminate, single nerved floral bracts. Synonyms Chitonanthera bilabrata (P.Royen) Christenson 1985; *Kerigomnia bilabrata P.Royen 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Alp. Fl. New Guinea 2 P Royen 1979 as Kerigomnia bilabrata; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 as Chitonanthrea bilabrata

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