Octomeria glazioveana Regel 1883 SECTION Planifolia Drawing by L Fontani and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade

Common Name or Meaning Glaziou's Octomeria [French Gardener in Brazil 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil .

Part of the SECTION Planifolia O diaphana alliance with O bidentata, O chloidophylla, O crassilabia, O albopurpurea, O diaphana, O fialhoensis, 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 coriaceous, flexible 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 Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good