Octomeria erosilabia C.Schweinf. 1935 Scan by Jay Pfahl

Full shade Hot Warm

Common Name or Meaning The Erose Lip Octomeria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, northeastern Peru and northern Brazil in rain or cloud forests at elevations of 100 to 1200 meters as a hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect to subpendulous ramicauls carrying a single, apical, oblong leaf that blooms on a fascile of short single flowered inflorescence .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok;