Octarrhena wariana Schltr. 1913

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

Part shade Cool Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Waria Range Octarrhena

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a simple, strict to slightly flexuous, densely leafy stems carrying erect-spreading, equitant, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, peduncle thin, few bracted, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, subdensely several to many flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, about the same length as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are orange brown.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide;