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Galeandra

Galeandra claesii plate
Galeandra claesii plate from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Alliance:
Genus: Galeandra
Lindley 1832
Type Species
Galeandra baueri


Galeandra, abbreviated as Gal in horticultural trade, is a genus of 30 species of orchids

DistributionEdit

Plants are distributed from Indo-China to tropical America.

DescriptionEdit

Plants have plicate leaves, a short foot on the column and 4 pollina.

CultureEdit

Plants grow in cool to warm conditions with moderate lighting. Pot in fine bark or sphagnum moss. Water regularly during the summer, about once every two days and gradually reduce as winter approaches winter. Plants can be infrequently in the winter to keep the pseudobulbs from shriveling, but with hold watering until new shoots appear.

NamingEdit

The genus is named after the helmet shape of the anther.

SynonymsEdit

  1. Corydandra Rchb.f 1841

Species Edit

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