Octomeria sulfurea Chiron & N.Sanson 2009 SECTION Teritifoliae-Scirpoidae

Plant and Flowers Photos by Sanson and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Sulphur Colored Octomeria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil at elevations of 950 to 1000 meters as a small sized warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls carrying a single, apical, cylindrical, canaliculate, acute leaf that blooms in the later spring on a very short, successively single flowered inflorescence arising at the apex of the ramicaul

Part of the SECTION Teritifoliae-Scirpoidae O geraensis Alliance with O decumbens, O geraensis, O juncifolia, O palmyrabellae, O rodiensis and O unguiculata and are distinguished by the straight leaves large and strong plants with obtuse petals and a tribobed lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Richardiana10(1): 33-36. Chiron & Sansonj 2009 drawing fide