Galeandra styllomisantha (Vell.) Hoehne 1952 Photo by Ecodomato Planejamento Ambiental

Flower Closeup

Inflorescence Photo by Maarten Sepp


Common Name The Stylus-Like Galeandra [refers to the pencil or stylis-like shape of the leaves and plant]

Flower Size 3/4" [18 mm]

Found in Panama, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, French Guinana, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia in gallery forests and open savannahs as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial on slopes of depleted soil at elevations around 350 to 1400 meters with subterranean, onion-shaped corms with 6 nodes concealed by brown, imbricate, scarious, tubular, acute sheaths and carrying 3, unarticulated, grass like, subulate, basally clasping leaves subtended by progressively larger sheaths that blooms on a apical, short, laxly few flowered inflorescence arising on a newly maturing pseudobulb, with the apical end fractiflex, which is shorter than the leaf and carrying 2 to 3, resupinate, campanulate, pinkish flowers occuring mostly in the winter in nature and summer in cultivation but possible at most any time of the year.

Synonyms Galeandra juncea Lindl. 1840; *Orchis styllomisantha Vell. 1831; Phaius rosellus Lem. 1847; Tupacamaria styllomisantha (Vell.) Archila 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as G juncea; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as G juncea drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 as G stillomisantha; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 255 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;