Octarrhena filiformis brachyphylla

Octarrhena filiformis (L.O.Williams) P.Royen var. brachyphylla (L.O.Williams) P.Royen, Alp. Fl. New Guinea 2 (1979) 728, fig. 250

Basionym: Chitonanthera filiformis var. brachyphylla

Leaves 0.15-0.3 cm long. Internodes of the stem 0.2-0.4 cm long. (After Williams, 1946)

Colours: Flowers orange.

Habitat: Epiphyte in mossy forest thickets; 3050-3225 m.

Flowering time in the wild: August.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua (Indonesia); Papua New Guinea. See map: 486-26M.JPG.

Cultivation: Cool growing epiphyte, requires light position.