Octomeria juncifolia Barb. Rodr. 1881 SECTION Teritifoliae-Scirpoidae

Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Inflorescence

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

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Common Name The Reed-Leafed Octomeria

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in Brazil, in the Atlantic forest, in the southeast area in shaded and humid places as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte that blooms in the fall on a short, several flowered inflorescence holding the flowers close to the leaf base.

Part of the SECTION Teritifoliae-Scirpoidae O geraensis Alliance with O decumbens, O geraensis, O juncifolia, O palmyrabellae, O rodiensis, O sulfurea and O unguiculata and are distinguished by the straight leaves large and strong plants with obtuse petals anda tribobed lip.

Synonyms Octomeria juncifolia var. minor Cogn. 1896; Octomeria juncifolia var. revoluta Barb.Rodr. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Vol 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975

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