!Galeottia grandiflora A. Rich 1845

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Common Name The Large-Flowered Galeottia

Flower Size to about 3.6" [9 cm]

Found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Colombia on trees in open, lowland rain forests at 100 to 1100 meters in elevation as a medium sized, hot to cool growing, humidity loving, epiphytic species from , with pyriform to ovoid pseudobulbs subtended in youth by a few scarious sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, plicate, ovate-lanceolate, conduplicate at the base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a basal, 2 to several flowered, to 8" [20 cm] long, lateral inflorescence arising on a newly maturing pseudobulb that has ovate lanceolate bracts and carrying fragrant, fleshy flowers.

Synonyms Batemannia grandiflora [A.Rich]Rchb.f 1856; Mendoncella grandiflora Hawkes 1964; Zygopetalum grandiflorum [A.Rich]Benth & Hkr f. 1883

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; *Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. sér. 3, 3:25. 1845; Bonplandia 4: 323. Rchb.f 1856 as Batemania grandiflora; Biol. Centr. Amer. Bot. 3: 251. 1883 as Zygopetalum grandiflorum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Zygopetalum grandiflorum drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Mendoncsella grandiflora; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1235 Dodson 1985 as Mendoncella grandiflora drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1534 Atwood 1993 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #12 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2015 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #1 2016 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 photo fide