Octomeria andreana Campacci & Baptista 2011

Plant and Flower

Drawing Photos/Drawing by © Marcos Campacci and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Spring

Common Name or Meaning Andre's Octomeria [Brazilian Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .45" [1.1 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo Brazil in the Atlantic rainforest at elevations around 20 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with thin, articulated, erect ramicauls enveloped by dried sheaths and carrying a single, apical, subcoriaceous, flexible, oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves with a pronounced longitudinal rib on the back that blooms in the spring on a short, terminal, single flowered inflorescence.

Similar to O concolor but differs in the oblong-lanceolate leaves, the often isolated intense yellow, larger flower with a much shorter and wider lip with retrose lateral lobes.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Colet. Orquídeas Brasil. 9: 346 Campacci & Baptista 2011 photos fide