Oliveriana lehmannii Garay 1963

Drawing Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name Lehmann's Oliveriana [German Orchid Collector in South America 1800's]

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in Huila, Cauca and Putumayo states of Colombia as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a long repent rhizome giving rise to a short erect stem enveloped completely by distichous, oblong-obovate to oblong-elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, clasping base leaves that blooms on 1 to 2, axillary, erect, to 14" [35 cm] long, remotely 5 to 8 flowered, racemose inflorescence with oblique, ovate-triangular, acute, distant bracts and floral bract and carrying fleshy flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 1 1963 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 photo fide;