Oliveriana ecuadorensis Dodson 1989

Plant and Flowers Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Ecuadorian Oliveriana

Flower Size .4" 1 cm]

Found in northwestern Venezuela and Ecuador at elevations around 2500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with terete stems and 8" [20 cm] between each ovate, flattened, lightly sulcate pseudobulb enveloped basally by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong-elliptic, acute conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and early fall on a basal, through the axils of the leaf bearing sheaths, erect, paniculate, to 20" [50 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 558 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 ;