Octarrhena tenuis (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Sm. 1913 Specimen at and The The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part Shade Cold LATER Summer Fall

Common Name The Delicate Octarrhena

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sulawesi and New Guinea on trees or tree fern in hill in montane to subalpine forests at elevations of 2577 to 3500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte or occasional terrestrial in moss cushions with erect, simple to branching, strongly flexuous, glabrous, terete stem carrying many towards the apex, erect, fleshy, warty, subulate but slightly laterally compressed towards the apex obtuse leaves that blooms in the later summer and fall on a glabrous, slender, slightly flexuous, .62 to .8" [1.6 to 2 cm] long, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 tubular sheaths at the base and 2 more above,

Synonyms Chitonanthera tenuis (J.J.Sm.) L.O.Williams 1946; *Vonroemeria tenuis J.J.Sm. 1910;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911; The Orchids of the High Mountains of New Guinea Van Royen 1979 as drawing ;