Octomeria colombiana Schltr. 1920

drawing by Carl Luer

Drawing of O amazonica Drawing of O amazonica by © Pabst

Part shadeWarm to CoolSummerfallWinter

Common Name The Colombian Octomeria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with slender erect ramicauls carrying an erect, coriaceous, narrowly linear, gradually anrrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer, fall and winter on an erect, fascile at the apex of the ramicaul, erect, peduncle less than .04" [less than 1 mm] long, successively single, several flowered flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers.

Synonyms Octomeria amazonica Pabst 1967; Octomeria auriculata Luer & Dalström 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as O amazonica drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 Drawing fide