Galeottiella sarcoglossa (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Schltr. 1920


Photo/Drawing by © ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 The Herbario AMO Website


Common Name The Fleshy Lip Galeottiella

Flower Size .16" [4 mm] long

Found in Mexico and Guatemala in the understory of pine forests at elevations around 2900 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with fasiculate-tuberous roots giving rise to 3 or 4, linear-lanceolate, held up to the the middle of the greenish yellow stem, present at blooming leaves that blooms in the early fall on an erect, racemose, 12" [30 cm] long, densely 16 to 45 flowered inflorescence carrying flowers that are held at almost a right angle to the ovary.

Synonyms Brachystele sarcoglossa (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Burns-Bal. 1986; *Spiranthes sarcoglossa A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 10: 92 Burns-Balough 1986 as Brachystele sarcoglossa; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018