Galeandra garifunae Archila & Chiron 2012

Side View of Flower

Photos by Fredy Archila

Common Name The Garifuna Galeandra [An Afrocaribbean culture present in the arfea wheree the species was collected]

Flower Size 1.52" [3.8 cm]

Found in Guatemala in hot subtropical, very wet forests on palms on the seashore of the Caribbean at elevations around 3 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with linear pseudobulbs enveloped by purple spotted, adpressed sheaths and carrying elliptic, acuminate, thin, deciduous, trinerved, plicate leaves that blooms on short, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Guatemalensis #2 10 Chiron 2012 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018