Octarrhena angraecoides (Schltr.) Schltr. 1911

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Common Name The Angraecum-Like Octarrhena

Flower Size .125" [3 mm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Bismark Archipelago and Vanuatu in hill, lower and upper montane mossy forests at elevations of 100 to 1900 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a sometimes zigzag stem carrying distichous, fleshy, dark green, bilaterally flattened leaves that blooms on up to 5, lateral, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, pale green, cylindrical, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Oberonia condensata Ridl. 1908; Octarrhena arfakensis J.J.Sm. 1913; Octarrhena condensata (Ridl.) Holttum 1947; Octarrhena flava Carr 1933; *Phreatia angraecoides Schltr. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:285 Holttum 1947 as O condensata; The Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as O condensata; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 as O condensata; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 as O condensata photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as O condensata photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide