Octomeria lichenicola Barb.Rodr. 1881 SECTION Teritifoliae-Scirpoidae

Flower drawingDrawing by Barbosa Rodrigues, Courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name or Meaning The Lichen Loving Octomeria

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero and Parana' states of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte

Part of the SECTION Teritifoliae-Scirpoidae O lichenocola Alliance with O aloefolia, O cariocana, O fimbriata, O rohrii and O spannagelii and are distinguished by the terete, curvered or straight leaves on tiny plants that have a fimbriate lip.


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