Pseudolaelia oliveirana V.P.Castro & Chiron 2009 publ. 2008

Type Drawing Photo/drawing by V.P.Castro & Chiron and The Epidendra Website

Part Sun Warm

Common Name Oliveira's Pseudolaelia [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil at elevations around 400 to 600 meters as a medium to large sized, warm growing epiphyte on Vellozia with elongate-fusiform, 3 noded pseudobulbs carrying 3 apical, distichous, cymbidiform leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, rachis 4" [10 cm] long, racemose, 26 to 30" [65 to 70 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with small, acute floral bracts.

Similar to P vellozicola but P oliveirana has slightly larger flowers, the dorsal sepal is longer and thinner, the apex of the median lobe of the lip is rounded and the isthmus of the lip is triangular.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Richardiana 9(1): 22-25 V.P.Castro & Chiron 2009 drawing fide;