Octomeria rigida plate
Octomeria rigida plate from Iconographie des Orchidees du Brésil

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Octomeria
R. Brown 1813
Type Species
Octomeria graminifolia

Octomeria is a genus of in the orchid family


The genus is comprised of about 200 species native to the Neotropics, mostly in Brazil.


Flowers bloom from the base of the leaves


Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.


This genus is derived from Greek "eight part", referring to its 8 pollinia.


  1. Aspegrenia Poepp. & Endl., 1837.
  2. Enothrea Raf., 1838.
  3. Gigliolia Barb.Rodr., 1877, nom. illeg.
  4. Octandrorchis Brieger, 1977, nom. illeg.

Species Edit

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