Galeandra dives Rchb. f. 1854 SECTION Galeandra

Side View of Flower

Column and basal lip structure Photos by Jay Pfahl

InflorescencePhoto courtesy of Patricia Harding

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Dr Leslie Garay

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Common Name The Rich-Blooming Galeandra

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with tall, thin, erect, cylindrical pseudobulbs subtended by imbricating, persistent, leaf-bearing sheaths carrying deciduous, lanceolate, acute, thin leaves that are conduplicate below into the leaf sheath and blooms in the late winter and spring on a terminal, short to 2" [5 cm], arcuate, racemose inflorescence arising from a newly maturing pseudobulb that carries a few to several flowers in a cluster held among the leaves.

Galeandra flaveola is cited as a synonym of this species but I will keep them separate at this time.

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970; The Orchids of Venezuela, An illustrated field guide Vol 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 drawing not = G badia; AOS Bulletin Vol 2 1983 drawing; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 23 Schlechter/Brieger 1990 photo good; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 10 2008 photo;

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