Galeandra minax Rchb.f. 1874

Photo by James E McCulloch.

Another Flower

Photo by Delfina de Araujo.

Another Flower?

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Jay Pfahl.


Common Name The Uprising Galeandra [refers to the erect, thin canes?]

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.2 cm]

Found in Venezuela to northern Brazil in wet forests at elevations of 50 to 200 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender, erect, fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths that, after leaf fall, dry and are persistent and carrying several, deciduous, two ranked, thin, plicate, linear, 3 nerved, basally clasping, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring on a just developed, almost mature pseudobulb that arose less than 2 months before, terminal, erect then arching, slightly fractiflex, several [8] flowered inflorescence arising through a narrowly linear, elongate, acute spathe and carrying wide open flowers that have a very elongate, acute, spur.

Very close to Galeandra baueri but with a more trilobed lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as G lacustris drawing fide to first hmm to second; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing not = G duidensis; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970; The Orchids Of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = G duidensis; The Orchids Of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as G lacustris drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Dunsterville 1987 drawing/photo fide; Native Orchids of Colombia Vol 2 # 206 COS 1991; The Orchids of Puerto Rico and Virgin Isl. Castillo & Ackerman 1992; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as G duidensis drawing fide to first photo hmm to second; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #1 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #10 2018 photo fide;