Galeandra lacustris Barb. Rodr. 1877

SECTION Galeandra Photo by Richard Ashby and hisOrchid Photo Website.

Another Flower Photo by Tom Bell-Games

Common Name or Meaning The Lake Side Galeandra

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil at elevations of 150 to 265 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with fusiform, slighly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped below by imbricate, leafless sheaths and medianly becoming leafbearing and carrying distichous, linear to linear-lanceolate, acuminate leaves that are articulated to the leaf sheaths below that blooms in the spring on a terminal, racemose, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and is enveloped below by acuminate bracts.

Synonyms Galeandra descagnolleana Rchb. f. 1887

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing not; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing not = G minax; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 44 #5 1975 photo not = G dives; AOS Bulletin Vol 44 #5 1975 as G dives photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide