Octarrhena amesiana Schltr. 1911

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by P.B. Pelser and The PhytoImages Website


Common Name Ames' Octarrhena [American Botanist at Harvard and Philippine Orchid Specialist 1900's]

Flower Size very small

Found in the Mindano Philippines at higher elelvations as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an upright to semi-pendulous stem carrying distichous, flattened leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on axillary, .6" [1.5 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I am not sure of this determination and the photos above do not jive with Cootes photo so please use with caution, this seems very close to O parvula


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo not