Eurychone galeandrae (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1918

Another Angle Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Inflorescence Photo by Lourens Grobler.

FragrancePart shade HottoCoolLATEWinterEARLY Spring

Common Name The Galeandra-Like Eurychone [refers to the lip similarities]

Found in Zaire, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Central African republic and Angola as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing, monopodial epiphyte found in forests and woodlands at elevations around 600 to 700 meters with a short stem, carrying several ligulate, narrolwy elliptical or oblanceolate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, thick textured, dull olive green leaves that blooms in the winter on a pendant, 3 to 6" [7.5 to 15 cm] long, few to several [3 to 12] flowered inflorescence with large, fragrant flowers. This species is best mounted on tree fern or cork to accomodate the pendant inflorescence and given shade and high humidity. Keep a special watch out for pests as this species seems to attract them more than others.

Synonyms Angorchis galeandrae (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891 ; *Angraecum galeandrae Rchb. f. 1865; Angraecum lujae De Wild. 1903; Rhaphidorhynchus galeandrae (Rchb.f.) Finet 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 11 1958; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 2 1979; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 5 1997 photo; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006