Octomeria spatulata Rchb.f. 1860

Plant and Flowers Photos by Luis Felipe Varella and hisThe Orquideas do Rio Grande do Sul Website

Common Name The Spatulate Octomeria

Flower Size.2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela, northern Brazil and Ecuador at elevatioons of 400 to 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect, sub-terete ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thin, hard, stiff, elliptic, recurved to sharp thin margins, obtuse leaf that blooms on a fascile of short successively single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing not = O deceptrix; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Primera Parte Foldats 1969 drawing good;