Galeandra badia Garay & G.A.Romero 1998

Plant and Flowers

Photo courtesy of Katia Seagull and Her Orchid Web Site

TYPE Drawing [originally described as G dives by Dunsteville 1959, 1979]

TYPE Drawing by GCK Dunsterville

Part Sun Hot

Common Name or Meaning The Dull Red Brown Galeandra

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, Fr Guiana and Surinam in wet forests at elevations of 100 to 200 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped by a few, deciduous, linear, acute, plicate, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a .8" [2 cm] long, pendent, few to several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as G dives drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 3 Foldats 1970 as G dives drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 as G dives drawing ok; *Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 3 #1 58 Garay & Romero 1998 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok