Galeandra greenwoodiana Warford 1994

Flower Closeup Photos by Weyman Bussey

Flower comparrison with G greenwoodiana on right

Flower comparrison with G greenwoodiana on bottom Photos by Natalie M Warford

Common Name Greenwood's Galeandra [Canada-Mexican Orchid Enthuisiast current]

Flower Size

Found in Oaxaca state of Mexico on the Pacific slope at elevations around 300 meters and is a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with swollen pseudobulb bases [separates it from G batemanii even out of flower]. This species has the largest flowers in the genus and will rebloom for years out of the same inflorescence with fragrant flowers akin to a wet dog.

Very similar to G batemanii but G greenwoodiana is a much larger plant with lighter leaves than G batemanii


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #3 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 4 2000 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 2 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #10 2018 photo fide;