Octomeria chamaeleptotes Rchb.f. 1849 SECTION Teritifoliae-Scirpoidae Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

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Common Name The Small, Low, Leptotes-Like Octomeria

Flower Size .75" [1.9 cm]

A miniature sized, cool to warm growing, epiphyte found from Brazil to Argentina that blooms in the late winter and spring

Part of the SECTION Teritifoliae-Scirpoidae O chameleptotes Alliance with O caldensis, O chameleptotes, O hatschbachii and O riograndensis and are distinguished by the curved leaves on plants that are between 8 to 15 cm] tall and have long-acuminate petals and a trilobed lip

Synonyms Octomeria chamaeleptotes var. grandiflora Cogn. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Vol 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok