Octomeria pinicola Barb. Rodr. 1881 SECTION Planifolia Photo courtesy of Americo Docha Neto

Flower Closeup Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista


Common Name The Pine Loving Octomeria

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in the Mantiqueira Rain Forest Mountains of Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo states, Brazil at elevations around 1000 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a terete, erect ramicaul carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acute, somewhat mucronate, gradually narrowing below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a lateral, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising through a small spathe and carrying fragrant, campanulate flowers.

Part of the SECTION Planifolia O tridentata alliance with O gracilicaulis, O juergensii, O oxichela, O iguanapensis, O tridentata, and O umbonulata. Plants within this alliance are under 8" [20cm] tall, have fine ramicauls and lanceolate leaves

Synonyms Epidendrum chloranthum Barb. Rodr. 1877 Nom Ilegal

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo fide;