!Batemannia colleyi Lindley 1834[1835] Photo by Maartin Sepp

Another Flower Photo by Gene Monier

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Common Name Colley's Batemannia [English Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in moist virgin forests as a large sized, caespitose, hot to cool growing epiphyte about 15 to 25' up on trunks in dense shade that has cylindric, 4-sided, glossy, olive green pseudobulbs subtended by a few, short, scarious sheaths and carrying 2, deciduous, elliptic-lanceolate, several nerved, petiolate, acuminate leaves occurring at altitudes of 200 to 1200 meters in dense shade where it blooms in the spring on a arcuate to pendant, basal, terete, pale green-white, 8" [20 cm] long, few [2 to 7] flowered, racemose inflorescence arising with a new pseudobulb growth with large, hooded, pale green floral bracts and holds the fleshy, longlasting, fragrant [not pleasing] flowers below the leaves.

CAUTION This species and B lepida are often confused, I hope that I have them correct here

Synonyms Batemania peruviana Rolfe 1895; Batemania petronia (Barb. Rodr.) Barb. Rodr.1891; Batemania yauaperyensis Barb. Rodr. 1891; Batemannia peruviana Rolfe 1895; Batemannia petronia (Barb. Rodr.) Barb. Rodr.1891; Batemannia yauaperyensis Barb. Rodr. 1891; Lycaste colleyi Planch. 1858; Maxillaria colleyi Planch. 1858; Petronia regia Barb. Rodr. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Edwards's Bot. Reg. 20: sub pl. 1714. 1834; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as B yauyauperiensis drawing ok; AOS Bulletin VOl 27 No 1 1957 drawing; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing ; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 Drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 504 Vasquez and Dodson 1982 drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1982 drawing fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1982; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0011 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 3 1991; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing/photo not = B lepida; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 as B lepida photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 404 Bennet & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 all photos not = B lefrezii; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as B armillata photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo hmm; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photos fide;

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