Octomeria exigua C.Schweinf. 1935 DPhoto by Werkhoven

Drawing Drawing by Pabst

Drawing Drawing by Foldats


Common Name The Insignificant Octomeria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Fr Guiana, Surinam and northeastern Brazil at elvations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to clustered, erect to spreading, , straight to bent, glabrous stem enveloped by 3 to 4, tubular, evanescent sheaths and carrying fleshy, erct, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, acute to finely tridenticulate apically, longly attenuate into the base leaves that blooms in the later summer and fall on fasciculate, .32" [8 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Octomeria deltoglossa Garay 1958; Octomeria exigua var. elata C.Schweinf. 1948; Octomeria kestrochila Garay & Dunst. 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 # 9 1967 as O deltoglossa; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Primera Parte Foldats 1969 as O deltoglossa drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986as O deltoglossa photo fide;