Octomeria medinae Luer & J.Portilla 2002 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name or Meaning Medina's Octomeria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago and Esmeraldas provinces of Ecuador at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters as mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to warm growing, caespitose to shortly repent epiphyte with stout, erect, terete ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erct, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute, cuneate below into the pstiolet base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile, peduncle to .04" [1 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers with light rose to yellow orange sepals and petals and a red lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 Drawing fide