Octomeria gehrtii Hoehne & Schltr. 1926 SECTION Planifolia Photo by Byron Rinke

Another Flower Photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name Gehrt's Octomeria [Brazilian Orchid Collector]

Found in Sao Paulo and Santa Catarina states of Brazil as an epiphyte.

Part of the SECTION Planifolia O crassifolia alliance with O aetheoantha, O albiflora, O alpina, O cochlearis, O crassifolia, O decepiens, O densiflora,O ementosa, O exchlorophyllata, O fasciculata, O fibrifera, O lithophila, O ouropretana, O rigida, O robusta, O sarcophylla O schultesii and O serrana. Plants within this alliance are robust, small to large, have strong roundish ramicauls that are not laterally compressed and are more than .08 [2mm] thick in the upper part.


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