Galeandra biloba Garay 1999 SECTION Rivularidae

Photo by Kamila Irie and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage


Drawing by Alcantara, Bennett & Dodson

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Garay


Common Name The 2 Lobed Galeandra

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Junin department of Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized [leaves not seen], cool growing epiphyte with slender-fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped nearly completely by scarious, imbricating sheaths carrying soon deciduous leaves that blooms in the later winter and early spring on a terminal, 4" [10 cm] long, sequentially single, few flowered inflorescence with a minute floral bract and carrying brownish green yellow flowers with a dark yellow lip with lavender veins and markings near the apex, the column pale yellowish green with hyaline pubescence and 2 dark brown lateral swellings near the base and a pale cream yellow anther with an apical blackish capitate protuberance.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Harvard Papers in Botany Vol4 #1 Orchid Species Currently in Cultivation Garay 1999 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 662 Bennett & Christenson 20001 drawing good; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as G baueri not photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide