Galeandra paraguayensis Cogn. 1903

Another Photo Photos by Lou Menezes

Common Name The Paraguayan Galeandra

Flower Size 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm]

Found in Brazil and Paraguay in grassy fields with hydromorphic soils [seasonally dry then flooded to very wet] as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, leafless, 4 to 5" [10 to 12.5 cm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with the flowers appearing in the late winter and early spring.

7 to 10 days after tha plant has flowerd it withers and disappears until the next growing season.

Synonyms Galeandra paranaensis Schltr.1920; Tupacamaria paraguayensis (Cogn.) Archila 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 10 1998 photo fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide