Octomeria corrigiosa Luer & Toscano 2010

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Shoe-Lace Octomeria [refers to the lobes of the lip]

Flower Size .6" [15 mm]

Found Minas Gerais state of Brazil at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing, densely caespitose epiphyte? with very slender, erect, terete ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6, deciduous, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrrowly linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, .04" [1 mm] long, at the apex of the ramicaul, at least single flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers without color data.

"The species is distinguished by the densely caespitose, very slender ramicauls that bear narrowly linear leaves up to 7.2" [18 cm] long. The sepals and petals are 3 veined, the broad, antrorse, lateral lobes of the lip are similar to those of O tridentata but the anterior lobe is quadrate with a pair of calli above the middle." Luer 2010


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide ;