Mendoncella jorisiana is an orchid species identified by (Rolfe) A.D.Hawkes in 1963. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Galeottia jorisiana.
ORIGIN: Found in Venezuela in tall forests, dwarf forests, forested slopes and on sandstone substrate on tepuis at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, cool growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with clustered, ovoid pseudobulbs subtended by several non-foliaceous sheaths and having 2, apical, elliptical, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, erect, to 6 [to 15 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence arising from a newly arising to newly matured pseudobulb and having rigid, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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