Oliveriana ortizii A.Fernández 1969 Photo by Jay Pfahl ©

part sunCold Spring

Common Name Ortiz' Oliveriana [Colombian Preist, Educator and Orchid Enthusiast and Personal Friend Current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia on the eastern cordillera in the Department of Boyaca and Santander in lower cloudforests at elevations around 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with narrowly oval, laterally flattened, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, disitchous, imbricating, conduplicate leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, somewhat leathery, erect, oblong, acute apically, narrowing gradually below into the conduplicate, short, narrow, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a to 4" [10 cm] long, erect, axillary, 4 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;

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