Octomeria rhizomatosa C.Schweinf. 1951 Drawing © by Foldats

Common Name The Rhizome Octomeria

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela at elevations around 1375 to 1800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate rhizome giving rise with .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] between each erect stem enveloped completely by 3 to 5, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, coriaceous, erect to ascending, linear-oblong to linear-lanceolate, acute to often tridenticulate, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms on numerous, fasciculate, short, single flowered inflorescence carrying small, few flowered fasciles of membraneous, glabrous single flowers with yellow-cream tepals and a pale yellow lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 primera parte Foldats 1969 drawing fide;