Octomeria longifolia Schltr. 1924 Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Long Leaved Octomeria

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil at elevations around 150 to 1700 meters as a miniature to medium sized, hot to cool growing, uncommonly caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect, terete ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6, easily shredding, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-linear, acute apically, narrowly cuneate below into the conduplicate, subpetiolate more or less twisted base leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on a single, peduncle less than .04" [1 mm] long, simultaneously single to 8 flowered inflorescence with a shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying light yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 Drawing fide