Octomeria lichenicola Barb.Rodr. 1881 SECTION Teritifoliae-Scirpoidae

Flower drawingDrawing by Barbosa Rodrigues, Courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name or Meaning The Lichen Loving Octomeria

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero and Parana' states of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte

Part of the SECTION Teritifoliae-Scirpoidae O lichenocola Alliance with O aloefolia, O cariocana, O fimbriata, O rohrii and O spannagelii and are distinguished by the terete, curvered or straight leaves on tiny plants that have a fimbriate lip.


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