Batemannia peruviana Rolfe 1895 Photo courtesy of Dale Borders

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Common Name or Meaning The Peruvian Batemannia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with elongate, ovate-oblong or narrowly ovate-elliptic, slightly sulcate, often 4 angled, glabrous pseudobulbs carrying 2, oblanceolate, plicate, attenuate below, acuminate, subcoriaceous, glossy textured, dark green leaves with a channeled petiole that blooms in the late spring often with 2, basal, spreading, few [1 to 3] flowered, 3 3/4" to 4" [7 to 8 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising with a new growth.

CAUTION!!!! This species is considered by many to be a synonym of B colleyi, I have kept them separate pending better references.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 003 Bennet & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo ok; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae I Jimenez & Jimenez 2014 photo fide