Octomeria concolor Barb. Rodr. 1881 SECTION Planifolia Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Plant and Flowers Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by OrchidMania.

Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Single-Colored Octomeria

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Bolivia and southern and southeastern Brazil st elevations of 250 to 850 meters as amini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to warm growing, shortly repent epiphyte with stout, erect,ascending at the abse ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4 shredded, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, pical, erectm coriaceous, narrowly elloiptical, acutenarrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on simultaneously 1 to 3, in a fascile, peduncle .04" [1 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying yellow-white flowers.

Flowers in an axillary cluster nestled in close to the base of the leaf best grown in small pots and a finer media.

Part of the SECTION Planifolia O pusilla alliance with O cordilabia, O micrantha, O pusilla, O sagittata, O stellaris and O warmingii. Plants in this alliance are less than 4 [10 cm] tall and have thin ramicauls and lanceolate to oblong-elliptic leaves.


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