Galeandra stangeana Rchb. f. 1856

SECTION Galeandra Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Another ColorPhoto by Jean Claude George

Flower CloseupPhoto by David Jubineau

Another ClonePhoto by Jay Pfahl


Common Name Stange's Galeandra [German Orchid Gardener 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Brazil in moist lowland forests at elevations around 50 to 200 meters in hot tropical rainforests as a small sized, hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricating, scarious, acute sheaths, leafless below, and above carrying apical, deciduous, narrow spear-like, basally claping leaves that blooms in the fall through winter with a terminal, 1 5/8" [4 cm] long, fractiflex, racemose inflorescence, and can have an occasional basal, lateral branch, with triangular, tubular floral bracts with fragrant, long lasting, variable in color, successively single flowers arising on a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms Galeandra barbata Lem. 1856; Galeandra pubicentrum C. Schweinf. 1943; Galeandra villosa Barb. Rodr. 1877

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 5 1958 as G pubicentrum drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 5 1964 as Galeandra pubicentrum photo good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Galeandra pubicentum; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Fieldiana 1st supplement Schweinfurth 1970; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; 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 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 058 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 57 Vol 3 1993 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as G macroplectra not drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideologia Vol 29 #1 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 drawing fide;