Octomeria tweediei Luer & Toscano 2010

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Tweedie's Octomeria [Scottish botanist, immigrant to Brazil 1800's]

Flower Size .5" [12.5 mm]

Found Rio Grande do Sul state of Brazil without locational data as a small to just medium sized, caespitose to shortly repent epiphyte with stout, erect, terete ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms on an erect, less than .04" [1 mm] long, at the apex of the ramicaul, at least single flowered inflorescence inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers without color data

"The species is distinguished by by a very shortly repent or caespitose habit, stout ramicauls, anarrowly ovate leaf similar to that of O crassifolia, three veined sepals and petals not remarkably differnet from many others, and a lip with a pair of small, erect, uncinate, antrorse lateral lobes that are much smaller than those of either O grandiflora or O tridentata both of which have 5 veined dorsal sepals." Luer 2010


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