Octomeria marsupialis Luer 2010 TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Pouched Octomeria [refers to the pouch like tip of the lip]

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in Venezuela at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect, terete ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5, ribbed, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, thickly coriaceous, purple suffused, narrowly elliptic-ovate, acute apically, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring on a fascile, peduncle less than .04" [1 mm] long, with imbricating sheaths, arising at the apex of the ramicaul, successively single flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying dark purple flowers.


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