Galeottia fimbriata L. Linden & Rchb. f. 1854 Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo courtesy of David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum Pages Copyright ©

Part shadeHot CoolWinterSpring

Common Name The Fringed Galeottia

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela in primary forests at elevations of 100 to 1600 meters in rain forest on tree trunks in shade as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or rarely lithophyte with clustered, ovoid, rugose pseudobulbs enveloped basally by imbricate, distichous, acute sheaths and carrying 2 apical, oblanceolate, plicate, acute to acuminate, petiolate leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on an erect, basal, 5 1/5" to 8 3/4" [13 to 22 cm] long inflorescence arising on a newly maturing pseudobulb with rigid, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts carrying 2 to 3, fleshy flowers.

Synonyms *Batemannia fimbriata Linden & Rchb. f. 1854; Mendoncella fimbriata (L. Linden & Rchb. f.) Garay 1969; Zygopetalum fimbriatum (Linden & Rchb. f.)Nichols. 1887; Zygosepalum fimbriatum (Linden & Rchb. f.) Garay ?

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Batemannia fimbriata; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as Mendocella fimbriata drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Mendoncella fimbriata drawing fide; Colombian Native Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 25 #2 2008 photo fide; Orquideología Vol 26 #2 2009 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 29 #1 2012 photo fide;