Galeandra devoniana R.H. Schomb. ex Lindl. 1840 SECTION Galeandra Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Another FlowerPhoto courtesy of Mauro Rosim of Brazil

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Common Name Devon's Galeandra [Count of Devonshire 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Guyana, Venezuela and Brazil in wet forests along rivers at elevations of 50 to 200 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with tall, thin, erect, fusiform pseudobulbs concealed basally by grey sheaths and carrying several, linear, distichous, plicate, bright green leaves that are articulated to the leaf sheaths below and blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, erect then nodding, to 5" [12.5 cm] long, few to several flowered, racemose inflorescence with several long-lasting, fragrant flowers held above the leaves and arising on older leafless, as well as newer, pseudobulbs.

The First photo is a positive ID to the drawing by Dunsterville in Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961, the second I can not be sure.

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 9 1958 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 10 1961 photo; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drwaing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing ok; ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing ok; The Orchids of Venezuela, An illustrated field guide Vol 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 23 Schlechter/Brieger 1990 photos good; Orchid Digest Vol 57 Vol 3 1993 photo fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 6 1999 photo; 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 drawing ok; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;

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