Galeottia jorisiana (Rolfe) Schltr. 1919

Another View Photos courtesy of G.C.K. Dunsterville Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

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Common Name Joris' Galeottia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Venezuela in tall forests, dwarf forests, forested slopes and on sandstone substrate on tepuis at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with clustered, ovoid pseudobulbs subtended by several non-foliaceous sheaths and having 2, apical, elliptical, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, erect, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence arising from a newly arising to newly matured pseudobulb and having rigid, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Mendoncella jorisiana (Rolfe) A.D. Hawkes 1963; *Zygopetalum jorisianum Rolfe 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 8 1959 drawing; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing/photo fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 as Mendocella jorisiana drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; 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

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