(pronounced: gal-ee-AN-drah)


Cymbidieae subtribe Cyrtopodiinae

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From the Latin galea, meaning helmet, and andr-, meaning anther, referring to the helmet-shaped anther.


A genus of about 25 species found from Mexico to Bolivia. Galeandra section Galeandra includes epiphytic species with wpindle-shaped pseudobulbs and flowers either without callus or with callus of low keels such as G. baueri Lindley. Galeandra section Riv

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Pollard, G. E. 1974. The genus Galeandra in Mexico. Orquídea (Méx.) 4:168-171.

Romero, G. A. and N. Warford 1995. Three new Galeandra (Orchidaceae: Cyrtopodiinae) species from the Venezuelan Guayana. Lindleyana 10(2):75-91.

Schweinfurth, C. 1943. A new Galeandra from Peru. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 11(12):429-431.

Siegerist, E. S. 1983. Galeandra, a case of taxonomic confusion. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 52(2):159-162.

Warford, N. M. 1994. The Mexican Galeandras. Lindleyana 9(1):39-49.

Warford, N. M. 1999. Pictorial notes: Galeandra batemanii and Galeandra greenwoodiana. Orchid Digest 63(3):129-131.