Octomeria erosilabia C.Schweinf. 1935 Scan by Jay Pfahl

Drawing Drawing by Foldats

Full shade Hot Cool

Common Name or Meaning The Erose Lip Octomeria

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, northeastern Peru and northern Brazil in rain or cloud forests at elevations of 100 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with erect to subpendulous ramicauls carrying a single, apical, oblong leaf that blooms on a fascile of short single flowered inflorescence carrying the flowers in a cluster at the leaf and stem junction.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Primera Parte Foldats 1969 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok;