(pronounced: ol-eh-ver-ee-AN-ah)


Maxillarieae subtribe Oncidiinae

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Named for English botanist Daniel Oliver, Keeper of the Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.


A genus of six species from Andean South America. The flowers are superficially similar to those of Solenidiopsis in having two stigmas.

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Fernandez P., A. 1969. El genero Oliveriana. Orquideologia 4:85-87.

Garay, L. A. 1961. Oliveriana, a member of the tribe Oncidieae. Nov. Colomb. 1(6):353-357.

Garay, L. A. 1963. Oliveriana and its position in the Oncidieae. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 32(1):18-24.

Senghas, K. 1990. Oliveriana lehmannii Garay 1963. Die Orchidee 41(3): Orchideenkartei Seite 605-606.