Galeottia grandiflora plate
Galeottia grandiflora plate from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Genus: Galeottia
A. Rich 1845
Type Species
Galeottia grandiflora

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


Plants are distributed from Mexico south to Peru and Colombia.


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


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


The genus was named after Italian botanist H. Galeotti


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

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