Galeandra batemani Rolfe 1892 - See also Galeandra baueri Lindley 1832

SECTION Galeandra

Flower comparrison with G greenwoodiana on right

Flower comparrison with G greenwoodiana on bottom

Photos by Natalie M Warford

Common Name or Meaning Bateman's Galeandra [English Botanist and Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Nayarit and Oaxaca states of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in wet pine-oak forests at elevations around 1125 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with thickened pseudobulbs enveloped when developing by imbricating, triangular sheaths, leafless below and above with distichous, plicate, deciduous, basally clasping leaves and blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, few to several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb

This species occuring only in Central America is a very rare orchid often confused with Galeandra baueri which is a larger plant with rounded at the base pseudobulbs and wider sepals and petals.

Also similar to G greenwoodiana with floral differences [see photo comparrison above] and the plant of G batemanii is much smaller and has darker leaves that G greenwoodiana.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 746 Dodson 1982; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 2 1983 drawing fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 57 Vol 3 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 10 1993 postage stamp fide; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #3 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 2 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #1 2010 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #10 2018 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #1 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #5 2019 photo fide;