Octomeria napoleon Luer ex Gil-Amaya & Karremans 2019 TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Little General Octomeria

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia Amazonas department of Colombia and Amazonas state of Brazil at low elevations as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with relatively stout, erect, terete ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, thickly coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, elliptical, subacute to obtuse apically, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on a fascile of a few, peduncle less than .04" [1 mm] long, arising at the apex of the ramicaul, successively single flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying yellow flowers.

"Characterized by the small but robust habit with stout ramicauls and about equallylong, thick, elliptical leaves suffused with purple and with flowers nearly as largeas those of O tridentata. Both the sepals and petals, similar to those of O tridentata but narrower, are three veined, instead of five or more veined. The lip has broadly uncinate lateral lobes is reminiscent of its big cousin O grandiflora and O tridentatabut narrower." Luer 2010


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 Drawing fide Nom Illeg.; *Phytotaxa 406: 263 Gil-Amaya & Karremans 2019