Octomeria costaricensis Schltr. 1923

Photo by Karremans and The The Epidendra Website

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Walter Schug and His MesoAmerican Orchid Page

Common Name The Costa Rican Octomeria

Flower Size .3" [7 mm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in wet montane forests as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, terete ramicaul enveloped by 4 to 5 sheaths and carrying a single, erect, ligulate, subacute, contracted below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fasciculate, short, single flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts.

Synonyms Octomeria valerioi Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 111. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 889 Hamer 1983 as C valeroi drawing ok; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 as O valerioi drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as O valerioi photo fide

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