Octomeria rigida Barb.Rodr. 1881 SECTION PlanifoliaDrawing by Barbosa Rodrigues, Courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Rigid Octomeria

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero and Prana' states of Brazil

Part of the SECTION PlanifoliaO crassifolia alliance with O aetheoantha, O albiflora, O alpina, O cochlearis, O crassifolia, O decepiens, O densiflora, O ementosa, O exchlorophyllata, O fasciculata, O fibrifera, O gehrtii, O lithophila, O ouropretana, 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.


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