Galeottia ciliata (Morel) Dressler & Christenson 1989 Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt

In situ in Brazil Photos courtesy of Sidney Marçal


Common Name The Ciliate Galeottia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Guyanas, Peru and interior Brazil at lower elevations as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an elongate rhizome partially enveloped by dry sheaths carrying large, tetragon, sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 sheaths and carrying 2 apical, coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, acute, plicate leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, 1 or 2 flowered, to 8" [20 cm] long, inflorescence that is shorter than the leaves.

Synonyms Batemania beaumontii (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1852; Batemania ciliata (Morel) Cogn. 1906; Mendoncella ciliata (Lindl.) Garay 1973; Stenia beaumontii (Lindl.) A. Rich. ex Planch. 1858; Zygopetalum beaumontii Nichols 1887; *Zygopetalum ciliatum Morel 1848

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1881 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Batemania ciliata drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 as Mendocella ciliata drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 as Mendoncella ciliata photo fide