Galeandra claesii Cogn. 1893

Side View Of Flower Photo courtesy of David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum Pages Copyright

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Common Name Claes' Galeandra

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6 cm]

Found in Brazil as a small to medium sized, warm to hot growing epiphyte with elongate, spindle-shaped pseudobulbs enveloped partially by leaf-bearing sheaths carrying numerous, eventually deciduous, linear to linear-lanceolate, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms in the summer on a pendulous, 9" [22 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the pseudobulb.

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Galeandra claesiana; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 23 Schlechter/Brieger 1990 drawing fide;

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