Octomeria nana C.Schweinf. 1961 Drawing © by Foldats

Common Name The Small Octomeria

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in southern Venezuela and Roraima state of Brazil at elevations around 1800 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with erect stems enveloped almost completely by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, fleshy-coriaceous erect to spreading, linear-oblong to linear-lanceolate, longly sulcate, acute, and sessile base leaf that blooms on numerous, fasciculate, short, single flowered inflorescence carrying small, few flowered fasciles of membraneous flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 primera parte Foldats 1969 drawing fide;