Octarrhena firmula Schltr. 1913

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name The Strong Octarrhena [refers to the growth]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a strong, strict, densely leafy stems carrying erect-spreading, equitant, linear, acute, fleshy leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, peduncle thin, few bracted, slightly longer than the leaves, laxly 5 to 9 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, t the same length as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale flesh colored.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide;