Monographs Details: Solenidiopsis peruviana (Schltr.) D.E.Benn. & Christenson
Authority: Bennett, David E. & Christenson, Eric A. 1994. New Species and New Combinations in Peruvian Orchidaceae. Brittonia. 46 (1): 24-53.

Solenidium peruvianum Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 113. 1921; Mansf., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 57: t. 129, nr. 507. 1929. TYPE: PERU. Loreto: near Moyobamba, Filomeno s. n. (HOLOTYPE: B - destroyed; LECTOTYPE, here designated: Tabula 129, nr. 507, loc. cit.).

Solenidiopsis peruviana is distinguished from other species by the ovoid-pyriform pseudobulbs, pale orange-brown sepals and petals, and unlobed cream-yellow labellum with an apical orange blotch

No duplicate type material has been located. In lieu of authentic material, we lectotypify this species with the plate published by Mansfeld based on unpublished drawings by Schlechter of the holotype.

Specimens examined: PERU. Amazonas: Luya, Cordillera Callacalla, 18 km above Leimebamba along road to Balsas, 3100 m, 9 Apr 1964, P. C. Hutchinson & D. E. Bennett 4693 (UC); Hualgayoc, Cajamarca, Rio Taulis, upstream from La Playa, 2900 m, P. C. Hutchison & K. v. Bismarek 6477 (AMES, F, K, MO, NY, UC, US, USM).