Octomeria integrilabia C.Schweinf. 1935

Drawing by Foldats

Collection sheet Collection sheet housed by Kew Science Website

Full shadeHotTo Cool Spring SummerFall

Common Name The Smooth Rimmed Lip Octomeria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana and Roraima Brazil as well as Guadeloupe Island of the Caribbean in rain or cloud forests at elevations of 400 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with thin erect ramicauls enveloped completely in youth by tubular evanescent sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear-oblong to linear, terete to semi-terete, canaliculate, abruptly acute, shortly to inconspicuously petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring summer and fall on 1 to a few, axillary, single flowered inflorescence with flowers that do or do not open well, sepals and petals pink to transluscent yellow, often with purplish red veins and apices and a reddish to yellow lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing flower fide, plant?; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 # 9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ofide to flower, plant?; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Romero & Carnelvali 2000 drawing fide to flower, plant?; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 Drawing fide