Octomeria romerorum Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1990 TYPE Drawing by © Carnevali & I.Ramírez and The Biodiversity Heritage Library Website

Deep shadeHot Summer

Common Name The Romero's Octomeria [Venezuelan Orchid Botanist and his wife original collectors of the specis current]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Amazonas Venezuela in dense forests on high branches at elevations around 100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, diminutive, creeping, clump-forming epiphyte with a rhizome giving rise to obconic to subcylindric, suberect to horizontal, shorter than the leaves, thick towards the apex ramicauls carrying a single, fleshy, coriaceous, thick, adpresssed to the substrate, green, elliptic to widely elliptic, obtuse to rounded, abaxially flat to somewhat convex, sulcate midrib leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, peduncle [1.5 to 2.8 mm] long, subterete, single flowered inflorescence with rudimentary floral bracts and carrying largfe for the plant, white-hyalinous, wide opening flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 77: 551 Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1990 drawing fide;