Octomeria minuta Cogn. 1896 SECTION Planifolia

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

Common Name or Meaning The Small Octomeria

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte

Part of the SECTION Planifolia O ochroleuca alliance with O estrellensis, O itatiaiae, O montana, O ochroleuca, O rhodoglossa, O rubrifolia and O setigera. Plants in this alliance are under 2 [5 cm] in size and hve long-acuminate sepals and petals.

Synonyms Octomeria pusilla Barb.Rodr. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide;