Octomeria campos-portoi Schltr. 1922 SECTION Kinetoglossum Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

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Common Name Campos Porto's Octomeria [Brazilian Engineer and Botanist and head of Rio Botanical Garden 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil in primary forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, woody stem enveloped by sheaths and a terete, light green leaf that blooms in the fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf base

Part of the SECTION Kinetoglossum with O campos-portoi and O flabelifera which are distinguished by the terete leaves, plants to 8 [20 cm] tall and a lip that is loosely articulate to the column foot.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994

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