Psychilis olivacea (Cogn.) Sauleda 1988 Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

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Plant In situ Dominican Republic Photos courtesy of Linda & Mikael Karlbom in Stockholm/Sweden and their website Copyright

Common Name The Olive Psychilis

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Haiti and the Dominican Republic at elevations of sea level to 250 meters as a medium to just large sized, hot growing epiphtye with elongate-slender pyriform pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, rigid, linear, slightly conduplicate, finely erose-serrate, oblique apiculate apically leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a long, thin, arching, pluriracemose, inflorescence up to 24.8" [62 cm] long, that carry many 2" successively opening flowers with up to 6 blooms at once.

Synonyms Encyclia olivacea (Cogn.) Beckner 1970; Epidendrum bifidum Lindley ex Rchb.f 1859; Epidendrum brittonianum A.D. Hawkes 1957; *Epidendrum olivaceum Cogn. 1910;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytologia Vol 65 no 1 1988; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 4 1996 photo ok; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014;