Rhynchostele galeottiana (A. Rich.) Soto Arenas & Salazar 1993

Side View of Flower

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey

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Common Name Galeotti's Rhynchostele [Belgian Botanist that visited Brazil and Mexico]

Flower Size 2 1/2 to 2 3/4" [6 to 7 cm]

Found in Mexico in the states of Oaxaca and Guerrero in cool to cold cloud forests of pine and oak at altitudes up to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with dark green, brown spotted, ovate to roundish pseudobulbs enveloped in part basally by 1 to 2 leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, ovate to elliptic, acute leaf that flowers on a basal, arcuate to pendant, 2 3/4 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long, racemose or paniculate, few flowered [1 to 4] inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseduobulb with a few fragrant, showy flowers occuring in the summer.

Synonyms Amparoa galeottiana (A.Rich.) Archila 2009; Cymbiglossum galeottianum (A. Rich.) Halb.1983; Lemboglossum galeottianum (A. Rich.) Halb. 1984; Odontoglossum galeottianum A. Rich. 1845; Oncidium galeottianum (A. Rich.) Beer 1854;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Odontoglossum galeottianum drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 drawing fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006, Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1079 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide

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