Galeandra lacustris Barb. Rodr. 1877

SECTION Galeandra Photo by Richard Ashby and hisOrchid Photo Website.

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Tom Bell-Games

Common Name or Meaning The Lake Side Galeandra

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil at elevations of 150 to 265 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with fusiform, slighly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped below by imbricate, leafless sheaths and medianly becoming leafbearing and carrying distichous, linear to linear-lanceolate, acuminate leaves that are articulated to the leaf sheaths below that blooms in the spring on a terminal, racemose, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and is enveloped below by acuminate bracts.

Synonyms Galeandra descagnolleana Rchb. f. 1887

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 23 Schlechter/Brieger 1990; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide

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