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Octarrhena angustissima

Octarrhena angustissima

Octarrhena angustissima (Schltr.) Schuit., Blumea 48 (2003) 511

Type: Ledermann 11567 (holo B, lost)


  • Chitonanthera angustissima Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 58 (1923) 146
    - Type: Ledermann 11567 (holo B, lost)

Epiphytic, overhanging or ascending, bushy, to 30 cm long. Rhizome very short. Stems unbranched, strongly flexuose, laxly leaved, slender. Leaves equitant, very narrowly linear, 1.2-2 by 0.1 cm, acute, dorsally long decurrent on the stem, somewhat carnose, glabrous. Inflorescences few-flowered, erect-patent, much shorter than the leaf, usually less than 0.4 cm long, peduncle very short. Floral bracts deltoid, shorter than the ovary. Flowers minute, about 0.3 cm across. Sepals patent, 0.13 cm long. Median sepal broadly elliptic, obtuse. Lateral sepals oblique, broadly ovate, subobtuse. Petals almost 3 times shorter than the sepals, obliquely oblong-spathulate, obtuse, glabrous. Lip almost twice as long as the petals, oblong-ligulate, c. 0.1 cm long, strongly obtuse, gradually slightly narrowed towards the base, minutely papillose-puberulous. Column short, thick, hardly surpassing the petals; clinandrium dorsally obtusely bilobed; rostellum short, triangular; stigma transverse, very narrow. Ovary sessile, short, cylindrical, glabrous.
(After Schlechter, 1923)

Flowers pale ochrish red.

Epiphyte in montane forest; 1500 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Intermediate growing epiphyte.


  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Podochileae
  • Subtribe Thelasiinae
  • Genus Octarrhena
  • Species Octarrhena angustissima

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Octarrhena angustissima

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