!Oliveriana egregia Rchb. f. 1877 TYPE Photo courtesy of Dr Leslie Garay Copyright , Leslie Garay Archives


Common Name The Outstanding Oliveriana

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations of 1800 to 3100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring on a racemose, several flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1883 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 1 1963 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 3 1970; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006