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Batemannia

Batemannia colleyi plate
Batemannia colleyi plate from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

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


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

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the Amazon Basin of Brazil

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus have a wingless column with four pollina

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

The genus was named after orchid collector James Bateman

SynonymsEdit

  1. Petronia Barb. Rodr. 1877

Species Edit

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