Octomeria odontoglossoides Luer 2010 TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Odontoglossum-Like Octomeria [refers to the callous of the lip being similar to one in the genus Odontoglossum]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia without locational data as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect, terete ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5, fragmenting, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-oblong, acute apically, terete in dry state, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall 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 flowers with transluscent light tan sepals and petals and a yellow lip.

"Similar to O oncidioides in the proportionally large, tuberculate callus on the middle lobe of the lip distinguishing them from all others in the genus, but the species is characterized by the basal lobes of the lip that are oblong rounded apically and decurved while in O oncidioides it is triangular and subacute. The lip is especially similar to that of Cyrtochilum atropurpureum as illustrated by Dunsterville in Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 1972." Luer 2010


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