Batemannia colleyi plate
Batemannia colleyi plate from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Genus: Batemannia
Lindley 1834
Type Species
Batemannia colleyi

Batemannia abbreviated as Btmna in horticultural trade, is a genus of four species.


Plants are found in the Amazon Basin of Brazil


Plants in this genus have a wingless column with four pollina


Most of the plants in this genus are cool to warm growing and require moderate lighting. Potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in a well drain mix with medium fir bark with some perlite or in tree fern fibers.


The genus was named after orchid collector James Bateman


  1. Petronia Barb. Rodr. 1877

Species Edit

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