Octomeria helvola Barb.Rodr. 1881 SECTION Planifolia

Plant and Flower drawing TYPE Drawing by Barbosa Rodrigues, Courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name or Meaning The Not So Green Leafed Octomeria

Flower Size .3" [7.5 mm]

Found in Pernambuco and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil

Part of the SECTION Planifolia O helvola Alliance along with O amazonica, O deltoglossa and O pygmaea. Plants in this alliance are under 2 in height and have obtuse sepals and petals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Vol 1 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide