Galeandra batemani Rolfe 1892 - See also Galeandra baueri Lindley 1832

SECTION Galeandra Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Flower Closeup Photo by Glen Ladnier

Common Name or Meaning Bateman's Galeandra [English Botanist and Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Nayarit and Oaxaca states of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in wet pine-oak forests at elevations around 1125 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with thickened pseudobulbs enveloped when developing by imbricating, triangular sheaths, leafless below and above with distichous, plicate, deciduous, basally clasping leaves and blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, few to several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb

This species occuring only in Central America is a very rare orchid often confused with Galeandra baueri which is a larger plant with wider sepals and petals. The first photo is definitely correct the second I think is G bauerii.

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 746 Dodson 1982; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 2 1983 drawing; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing good; Die Orchideen lieferung 23 Schlechter/Brieger 1990; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 2 2005; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide

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