Octomeria campos-portoi Schltr. 1922 SECTION Kinetoglossum Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

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Common Name Campos Porto's Octomeria [Brazilian Engineer and Botanist and head of Rio Botanical Garden 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil in primary forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, woody stem enveloped by sheaths and a terete, light green leaf that blooms in the fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf base

Part of the SECTION Kinetoglossum with O campos-portoi and O flabelifera which are distinguished by the terete leaves, plants to 8 [20 cm] tall and a lip that is loosely articulate to the column foot.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Lankestriana 11(3): 185-205 Bogarin 2011 Drawing fide