Grobya galeata Lindl. 1840

Inflorescence Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

Inflorescence Photo by David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum Pages Copyright

Part shade LATERWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Helmut-Shaped Grobya

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in Brazil as a small to medium sized epiphyte with round-ovoid pseudobulbs carrying narrowly linear leaves that blooms in the later winter through spring on a to 8" [20 cm] long, densely several flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing not = G fascifera?; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 8 2008 photo; The Organ Mountain Range, Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide;