Galeoglossum cactorum Salazar & C.Chávez 2011

Plant and Flowers Photos © by Salazar & Chávez-Rendón and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Cacti Occuring Galeoglossum [Refers to its coming from a dry hotter, scrubbier area with cacti] differing from the other 2 in the genus that occur iwetter cooler, pine/oak forests]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Oaxaca Mexico in xerophilous scrub at elevations around 1780 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with 4 to 5, in a rosette, present and functional at blooming, shiny pale green above, opaque greyish greem with three darker longitudinal veins beneath, somewhat fleshy, narrowly oblanceoalte, acute the midvein somewhat prominent beneath, leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, peduncle 4.4" [11 cm] long, terminal, pale green, glabrous, with three tubular, loosely adpressed, pale green with white margins, glabrous, acute bracts, rachis dense, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, sucesssively 3 to 4 open at a time, 16 flowered inflorescence with glabrous, ovate, acuminate, slightly concave, pale green with 3 darker veins and white margins floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, ascending, campanulate, white with 2 yellowish green calli and a short green line in between on the distal one third of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI *Syst. Bot. 36(2): 262–266 Salazar & Chávez-Rendón 2011 Drawing/photos fide