Octomeria lithophila (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr.1881 SECTION Planifolia Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Part shade

Common Name The Rock Loving Octomeria

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil as a lithophyte

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 gehrtii, 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.

Synonyms *Gigliolia lithophila Barb.Rodr.1877

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