Octomeria parvifolia Rolfe 1901Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation At the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Drawing Drawing by Foldats

Common Name The Small Leaved Octomeria

Flower Size

Found in southern Venezuela and Guyana at elevations of 1500 to 2800 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial with slender, erect, terete, longer than the leaf ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous to semiterete, narrowly elliptical to fusiform, acute, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on at the apex of the ramicaul, single successively many, '08" [2mm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising through shredded sheaths.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Primera Parte Foldats 1969 drawing fide tothe drawing; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskeivytch and Holst 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing ok;