Octomeria stellaris Barb.Rodr. 1881 SECTION Planifolia Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Full shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Star Shaped Octomeria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero Brazil in open primary forests as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphtye with stiff, green, noded stems carrying a single, apical, subulate, light green becoming dark purple leaf that blooms in the winter on a short, single flowered inflorescence

Part of the SECTION Planifolia O pusilla alliance with O concolor, O cordilabia, O pusilla, O sagittata, O micrantha and O warmingii. Plants in this alliance are less than 4 [10 cm] tall and have thin ramicauls and lanceolate to oblong-elliptic leaves.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconographia de Orchidaeceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994