Octomeria fialhoensis Dutra ex Pabst 1959 SECTION Planifolia Photo by Oliver Lenhard and his Orchideen Website

Drawing Drawing by Pabst

Common Name or Meaning The Fialho Octomeria [a town in Minas Gerais state of Brazil]

Flower Size

Found in Brazil as a warm to cool growing epiphyte that requires shade and damp conditions.

Part of the SECTION Planifolia O diaphana alliance with O bidentata, O chloidophylla, O crassilabia, O albopurpurea, O diaphana, O glazioviana, O rechiana and O reitzii. Plants in this alliance are medium to large sized but always have thin ramicauls with loose sheaths and carry thin coriaceousflexible leaves that narrow at the base into a .4 [1 cm] long, petiole. The sepals and petals of the flowers are acute to acuminate.


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