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

Common Name or Meaning The Bright Airy Octomeria

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil

Part of the SECTION Planifolia O crassifolia alliance with O albiflora, O alpina, O cochlearis, O crassifolia, 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.


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