Octarrhena podochiloides (Schltr.) Schuit. 2003

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Podochilus-Like Octarrhena

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-minitaure sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short, stem-like rhizome giving rise to simple stems carrying equitant, erect-spreading, glabrous, linear, apiculate, fleshy leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, peduncle short, few bracted, shorter than the leaves, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with oval, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

The Flowers are a brilliant red-lead color.

Synonyms *Chitonanthera podochiloides Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Chitonanthera podochiloides drawing fide;