Galeandra devoniana R.H. Schomb. ex Lindl. 1840 SECTION Galeandra

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower

Photo by Mauro Rosim of Brazil


Common Name Devon's Galeandra [Count of Devonshire 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Guyana, Venezuela and Brazil in wet forests along rivers at elevations of 50 to 200 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with tall, thin, erect, fusiform pseudobulbs concealed basally by grey sheaths and carrying several, linear, distichous, plicate, bright green leaves that are articulated to the leaf sheaths below that blooms in the spring and fall on a terminal, erect then nodding, to 5" [12.5 cm] long, few to several flowered, racemose inflorescence with several long-lasting, fragrant flowers held above the leaves and arising on older leafless, as well as newer, pseudobulbs.

The First photo is a positive ID to the drawing by Dunsterville in Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961, the second I can not be sure.

Synonyms Galeandra devoniana var. delphina L.Linden & Rodigas 1886

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 9 1958 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 10 1961 photo fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drwaing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as G devoniana var delfina; AOS Bulletin Vol 44 #5 1975 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; The Orchids of Venezuela, An illustrated field guide Vol 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 photos good; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 57 Vol 3 1993 photo fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 6 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #2 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #1 2010 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #10 2018 drawingfide;