Octomeria filifolia C. Schweinf. 1961

Photo by Gustavo Coral

Full shadeWarmTo CoolWinterandSummer

Common Name The Thread-Shaped Octomeria

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Octomeria filifolia is a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species from Venezuela and the Atlantic forest in Brasil in cloud forests at elevations of 900 to 1900 meters with thin, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, terete leaf that blooms in the spring and summer from the apex of the ramicaul with a filiform, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 # 9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Romero & Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 Drawing fide