Oliveriana simulans Dodson & R.Vásquez 1989

TYPE Drawing by Dodson & Vasquez

Common Name The Simulating Oliveriana [refers to its similarity to O ecuadoriana]

Flower Size 1.2" 3 cm]

Found in Cochambamba Bolivia in montane cloud forests at elevations around 1900 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with a terete stem giving rise every 3.2" [8 cm], to ovate, flattened, lightly sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by foliar sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong-elliptic, acute, conduplicate basally leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, erect, paniculate, to 20" [50 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying rigid, greenish white flowers.

Similar to O ecuadoriana but this one has slightly revolute, obtuse lateral lobes of the lip and a short, oblong callus on the thick fleshy midlobe of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 270 Dodson & Vasquez 1989; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 drawing fide