Galeandra sobralioides Archila and Chiron 2012

Photos by Fredy Archila

Common Name The Sobralia-Like Galeandra

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in San Marcos department of Guatemala in hot subtropical, very wet forests on palms at elevations around 150 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with thick, green with purple areas pseudobulbs enveloped by purple spotted, adpressed sheaths and carrying elliptic, reddish stained, thin, deciduous, trinerved, plicate leaves that blooms on short, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Guatemalensis #2 10 Chiron 2012 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018