Octarrhena oberonioides (Schltr.) Schltr. 1911

Plant and Flowers in situ New Caledonia Photos by Edouard Faria


Common Name The Oberonia-Like Octarrhena

Flower Size minute

Found in New Caledonia and Fiji on mossy branches in montane rainforests as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with compressed, succulent, acute leaves held in a fan shape and blooming in the later spring through fall on an axillary, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, successively few, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Phreatia oberonioides Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonienne D'Orchidophile 1995 photo fide;