Octomeria sarthouae Luer 1991Photo by Gerard Guillot and his Orchidees de Guyane Picasa Orchid Photo Website


Common Name Sarthou's Octomeria [French female discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in French Guiana at elevations around 580 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4 ribbed, tubular, fugacious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a fascile of .04" [1mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing not;