Octarrhena filiformis (L.O.Williams) P.Royen 1979 Specimen at and The The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part Shade Cold LATER Fall Winter

Common Name The Filiform Tenuis

Flower Size .08" [2mm]

Found in New Guinea subalpine shrubberies at elevations of 2590 to 3260 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender, straight below becoming flexuous above stems carrying in the upper half, 1 to 5, erect-patent, glabrous to warty, slightly falcate, obliquely lanceolate-ensiform, acutish leaves that blooms in the later fall and winter on a angular, glabrous, patent then pendent and flexuous, .08 to .2" [2 to 5 mm] long, to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Chitonanthera filiformis L.O.Williams 1946; Chitonanthera filiformis var. brachyphylla L.O.Williams 1946; Octarrhena filiformis var. brachyphylla (L.O.Williams) P.Royen 1979; Octarrhena filiformis var. glabra P.Royen 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of the High Mountains of New Guinea Van Royen 1979 as drawing ok;