Galeandra duidensis Garay & G.A.Romero 1998

TYPE Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay

Common Name The Cerro Duida Galeandra [A hill in Amazonas Venezuela]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Amazonas state of Venezuela in light forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, close set, slenderly fusiform, lightly compressed, dark purplish brown stems where not concealed by white to grey sheaths of long tubular leaf bearing sheaths with carinate mid nerves and much darker purple spotting carrying to 5, linear, acute basally folding and clasping leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, panicle, shortly branched, to 4" [10 cm] long, branches flowering in succession, simultaenously 3 to 4 flowers per branch carrying flowers with ventrally pale brown, dorsally with much maroon red overlay sepals, petals pale brown with with some pink venation, the lip spur is reddish bronze, the lip base is white with some moderaqttely intense red external veins, the apex and the margins of the lateral lobes ae dark red purple with very narrow almost white margins, and the anther is green with the apex dark shiny purple.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunterville & Garay 1976 as G minax drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as G minax drawing fide; *Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 3 #1 58 Garay & Romero 1998 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Second Edition Vol 2 Romero & Carnevali 2000 drawing fide