Octomeria oxychela

 Octomeria oxyichelia 2

Octomeria oxychela                                                                                                                                      photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Barbosa Rodriguez, João
  published in      Edwards's Botanical Register  2 : 99    1881
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  genus Octomeria  R Brown 1813

C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.


(K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)


soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.

native of origins on small scrubs, Guyana, Brazil (Boia Ceià, Rio de Janeiro, Petròpolis, São Paulo), Paraguay
  altitude 0 - 600 m  (0 - 1980 ft)

climate informations from Aracatuba (São Paulo, Brazil)


Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 300 m / 990 ft) :

    Octomeria oxychela b gr uk
  photoperiod in Aracatuba this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 24 m' to 10 h 36 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence      length 0,5 cm  (0.2"),  from the base of the leaf
  nr flowers 2 - 5
  size single flower  0.8 L 0.8 cm  (0.32" L 0.32")
  duration inflorescence ≈ 15 - 20 days
  time waiting to bloom from birth, ≈ 20 days
CITES appendix II

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