Galeottia burkei (Rchb.f.) Dressler & Christenson 1988 publ. 1989 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista photo by Libor Janowsky and Orchidstudium

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Fragrant Part Shade Coolfall Winter

Common Name Burke's Galeottia [English Orchid Collector for Veitch nursuries 1800's]

Flower Size 1.8 to 2" [4.5 to 5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam?, northern Brazil and Peru in humid grasslands on sandstone boulders at elevations around 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial or rarely epiphytic with a short rhizome carrying clustered, oblong, laterally compressed, obtuse, tetragon pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricating leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, apical, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, 5 nerved, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an axillary, 14 to 16" [35 to 40 cm] long, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Mendoncella burkei (Rchb.f.) Garay 1973; *Zygopetalum burkei Rchb.f., 1883

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Zygopetalum burkei; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Zygopetalum burkei drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Zygopetalum burkei; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964 AS zYGOPETALUM BURKEI; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as Zygopetalum burkei drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 4 Foldats 1970 as Zygopetalum burkei drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Medoncella burkei drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela Dunsterville 1987 as Mendocella brurkei darweing/phot ofide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991 as Mendocella burkei Photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok