Octomeria yauaperyensis Barb.Rodr. 1891 SECTION Teritifoliae-Scirpoidae Drawing by Barb. Rodr.

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Common Name The Yauaperi' Octomeria [A river in Amazonas Brazil]

Flower Size

Found Venezuela, Guyana, northern Brazil and Peru in rain forests at elevations of 50 to 100 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing, erect to subpendulous epiphyte with an elongate stem and carrying a single, apical, shorter than the stem, subterete, acute leaf that merges below into the stem and blooms in the late summer and early fall on a fascile of successive, short, single flowered inflorescence

Part of the SECTION Teritifoliae-Scirpoidae O scirpoidea Alliance with O scirpoidea and O yauaperyensis and is distinguished by the leaves that are always much shorter than the stems

Synonyms Octomeria complanata C.Schweinf. 1942; Octomeria hondurensis Ames 1933

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Vol 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as O complanata drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo ok;

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