Octomeria crassifolia Lindl.1837 SECTION Planifolia Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Common Name The Thick Leafed Octomeria

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador, Brazil and Uruguay

Part of the SECTION Planifolia O crassifolia alliance with O aetheoantha, O alpina, O arcuata, O cochlearis, O albiflora, O decepiens, O densiflora,O ementosa, O exchlorophyllata, O fasciculata, O fibrifera, O gehrti, O lithophila, O ouropretana, O rigida, O robusta, O sarcophylla O schultesii and O serrana. Plants within this alliance are robust, small to large, have strong roundish ramicauls that are not laterally compressed and are more than .08 [2mm] thick in the upper part.

Synonyms Octomeria crassifolia var. negrensis Porto & Brade 1937; Octomeria crassifolia var. triarticulata (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896; Octomeria densiflora Barb.Rodr. 1881; Octomeria densiflora var. triarticulata Barb.Rodr. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Vol 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975

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