Galeottia negrensis Schltr. 1925 Photos by Lourens Grobbler


Flower Closeup Photos by Gilberto Escobar Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Closer Still Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt, Plant grown by Ecuagenera, Ltd.


Common Name The Rio Negro Galeottia [Amazon Tributary in Venezuela and Brazil]

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.5 cm]

A hot to warm growing, medium sized, epiphytic orchid that is found in Colombia with pseudobulbs that have 2 basal sheaths and carries erect-patent, lanceolate-ligulate leaves that are attenuate into the petiolate base and blooms in the summer a basal, 1.6" [4 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered, lateral inflorescence that has ovate lanceolate bracts and arises with the new leaves.

Synonyms Galeottia negrens [Schltr.] Dressler & Christenson 1964; Mendoncella negrensis (Schltr.) A.D. Hawkes 1963; Zygopetalum negrense (Schltr.) C. Schweinf. 1967

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 as Mendocella negrensisdrawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Die Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 photo good; Orquideologia Vol 24 #2 2006 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 photo fide;