Galeola falconeri Hook.f. 1890 Photo by Orchid Website

FragrancePart ShadeWarmCold LATERSpring EARLYSummer

Common Name Falconer's Galeola [English Botanist and Head of Calcutta Botanical Garden 1800's] - In China Zhi Li Shan Shan Hu

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the western Himalayas, Chinese Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Thailand, and Taiwan in dense broad-leaved forests at elevations of 800 to 2300 meters as a giant sized, warm to cold growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a woody, terete stem enveloped by lanceolate-triangular sheaths that blooms in the later spring and early summer on a paniculate, branched, pendent, laxly few flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, concave floral bracts and carrying vanilla scented, spongy flowers

Synonyms Cyrtosia falconeri (Hook.f.) Aver. 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing ok; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi & Deyuan 2009