Octomeria rigida Barb.Rodr. 1881 SECTION PlanifoliaDrawing by Barbosa Rodrigues, Courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Rigid Octomeria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero and Parana' states of Brazil

Part of the SECTION PlanifoliaO 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 lithophila, O ouropretana, 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.


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