Oliveriana ecuadorensis Dodson 1989

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

EARLY

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.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 558 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996;

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