Octomeria grandiflora

Octomeria grandiflora 

Octomeria grandiflora                                                                                                                                                       photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Lindley, John
  published in Edwards' s Botanical Register  28 : misc. 64 - 65    1842
  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 humid forests in Venezuela (Tàchira, Zulia), Colombia (Antioquia, Cocornà), Ecuador (Carchi, Morona- 
    Santiago, Zamora-Chinchipe), Bolivia (Chapare, Cochabamba), Brazil (Espiritu Santo, Paranà, Jacarehy,
    Rio de Janeiro, Organ Mts.,São Paulo, Manaus, Reserva Ducke, Itacoatiara, Nova Friburgo, )
  altitude 400 - 2100 m  (1320 - 6930 ft)

climate informations from Guarapuava (Paranà, Brazil)


Köppen climate classification : Cfa, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with very hot summers


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1250 m / 4125 ft) :

    Octomeria grandiflora b gr uk
  photoperiod in Guarapuava this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 41 m' to 10 h 19 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 0,5 cm (0.2"), from the base of the leaf   
  nr flowers 1 - 4
  size single flower  3 L 2,5 cm  (1.2" L 1")
  duration single  flower ≈ 8 - 12 days     
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 10 days
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