Octomeria filifolia C. Schweinf. 1961 Photo courtesy of Gustavo Coral

Full shadeWarmTo CoolWinterandFall

Common Name The Thread-Shaped Octomeria

Flower Size 1/5" [5mm]

Octomeria filifolia is a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species from Venezuela and the Atlantic forest in Brasil in cloud forests at elevations of 900 to 1900 meters with thin, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, terete leaf that blooms in the spring and fall from the apex of the ramicaul with a filiform, few flowered inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003

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