Galeandra stangeana Rchb. f. 1856

SECTION Galeandra Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Another ColorPhoto courtesy of Jean Claude George

Flower CloseupPhoto courtesy of David Jubineau

Another ClonePhoto courtesy of Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Stange's Galeandra [German Orchid Gardener 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Brazil in moist lowland forests at elevations around 50 to 200 meters in hot tropical rainforests as a small sized, hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricating, scarious, acute sheaths, leafless below, and above carrying apical, deciduous, narrow spear-like, basally claping leaves that blooms in the late summer through winter with a terminal, 1 5/8" [4 cm] long, fractiflex, racemose inflorescence, and can have an occasional basal, lateral branch, with triangular, tubular floral bracts with fragrant, long lasting, variable in color, successively single flowers arising on a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms Galeandra pubicentrum C. Schweinf. 1943; Galeandra villosa Barb. Rodr. 1877

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 5 1958 drawing as G pubicentrum; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 5 1964 photo as Galeandra pubicentrum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Galeandra pubicentum; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Fieldiana 1st supplement Schweinfurth 1970; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 23 Schlechter/Brieger 1990 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 058 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 57 Vol 3 1993 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as G macroplectra not drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003

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