Octomeria minor C.Schweinf. 1935

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Maarten Sepp

Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shadeHotWarmFall

Common Name The Lesser Octomeria

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Guyana and Surinam in rainforests at elevations of 300 to 600 meters as amini-miniature sized, erect to pendulous, hot to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with a thin stem enveloped by a basal sheath and another above and carrying a single apical, erect, dull dark green, fleshy leaves that blooms in the fall on a 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence enveloped by a few bracts and arising from the base of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 Drawing fide