Octomeria flaviflora C.Schweinf. 1961 Drawing by G C K Dunsterville

Drawing Drawing by Foldats

Common Name The Yellow Flowered Octomeria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Guyana at elevations around 1500 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect stems enveloped almost completely by 4 to 6, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect to spreading, linear-oblong, minutely tridenticulate, attenuate and sessile base leaf that blooms on numerous, fasciculate, short, single flowered inflorescence carrying membraneous yellow flowers with the apices and borders of all parts red.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 primera parte Foldats 1969 drawing fide;