Octarrhena falcifolia (Schltr.) Schuit. 2003

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

DrawingDrawing by Schumann, Prof. Dr. Karl and Dr. Karl Lauterbach. 1905. Nachtrage zur Flora der Deutschen Schutzgebiete in der Sudsee. Tab. X. Copyright 2008 by L.H. Bailey Hortorium (image, not necessarily source) [ref. DOL19667

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Common Name or Meaning The Falcate Leafed Octarrhena

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevatiions around 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte and blooms in the later spring through early summer

Schlechter states that the flowers are salmon colored with a darker lip and column. He also states that the lip the petals and column are papillose.

Synonyms Chitonanthera aphanopetala Schltr.1923; *Chitonanthera falcifolia Schltr. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as Chitonanthera falcifolia drawing fide; Die Orchideen #6 21-24 tafel 7 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as Chitonanthera falcifolia photo ok;