Octarrhena torricellensis Schltr. 1913

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

Part shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Torricelli Range Octarrhena

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a simple, densely leafy stems carrying erect-spreading, equitant, subulate-linear, acute leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect,half as long as the leaves, laxly 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with oval, apiculate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow.


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