Galeola cathcartii Hook.f. 1890

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Common Name Cathcart's Galeola [British Amatuer Botanist in India 1800's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas and Thailand in hill evergreen forests at elevations of 900 to 1000 meters as a giant sized, [stems up to 10 meters] warm growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with cylindric, elongate, smooth to furfuraceous, branched stems with ovate lanceolate, acute, coriaceous scales at the nodes that blooms in the spring and summer on a paniculate, lateral to terminal, pubescent, few to many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, furfuraceous bracts.

Synonyms Galeola kerrii Rolfe ex Downie 1925; Galeola siamensis Rolfe ex Downie 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of The Sikkim Himalaya King & Pantling drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as G kerrii; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as G siamensis; Indian Orchids Vol 1 Prqadhan 1976 drawing fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide