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Galeottia

Galeottia grandiflora plate
Galeottia grandiflora 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: Galeottia
A. Rich 1845
Type Species
Galeottia grandiflora


Galeottia abbreviated as Glta. in horticultural trade, is a genus in the orchid family (Orchidaceae).

DistributionEdit

Plants are distributed from Mexico south to Peru and Colombia.

DescriptionEdit

Plants have plicate leaves, a fan-shaped callus, and a three-lobed lip.

CultureEdit

Keep plant intermediate to warm temperatures. Keep plant in shade to moderate light. 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. Plant is best grown in a basket

NamingEdit

The genus was named after Italian botanist H. Galeotti

SynonymsEdit

  1. Mendoncella A.D.Hawkes 1964[1963]

Species Edit

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