Octomeria truncicola Barb. Rodr. 1881 SECTION Teritifoliae-Scirpoidae

Photo by Mary Gerritsen

Another Inflorescence

Photo by Dale and Deni Borders.


Common Name Tree Trunk Growing Octomeria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Has a short, inflorescence arisng from the base of the leaf with a fasciculate cluster of a few single flowers.

Part of the SECTION Teritifoliae-Scirpoidae O praestans Alliance with O praestans, O trunicola and O wilsoniana and is distinguished by the straight leaves large and strong plants with acute petals and tribobed lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Vol 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #11 2011 photo fide;