Octomeria tricolor Rchb. f. 1872 SECTION Planifolia Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Plant and Flower in situ Boia Ceia elevation 300 meters

Plant in situ in Boia Ceia elevation 300 meters Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Three Colored Octomeria

Flower Size

Found in southeastern Brazil as a small sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the fall in Brazil.

Part of the SECTION Planifolia O tricolor alliance with O rotundiglossa and O rodriguesii. Plants in this alliance are medium to large in size but always have thin ramicauls enveloped by loose sheaths and carry thin, coriaceous, flexible leaves that narrow at the base to a .4 [1 cm] long petiole. The sepals and petals of the flowers are obtuse or rounded.

Synonyms Octomeria albina Barb.Rodr. 1881; Octomeria lacerata Hoehne & Schltr. 1926

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