Octomeria bomboizae Luer 2002 Photo by The Ecuagenera Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Bomboiza Octomeria [An mission area of southeastern Ecuador]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8 imbricating, tubular sheaths carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a fascile of short, .08" [2mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul and carrying pale aprocot colored tepals with a rose colored lip.

Characterized by the stout ramicauls and elliical, sessile leaves. The flowers are produced successively ina fascile from the apex of the ramicaul. The seplas and petals are broadly elliptical, aobtuse to rounded at the apex and overlapping. The lip is short and broad with low, obscure lobes below the middle. On the disc ate a pair of calli on the middle third and a midline callus on the upper third." Luer 2010


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Vol 3 Dodosn 2002 drawing/photo fide;