Galeola faberi Rolfe 1896

Photo by Li Jianwu


Drawing by Averyanov and The orchids of Vietnam. Illustrated survey. Part 3. Subfamily Epidendroideae (primitive tribes Neottieae, Vanilleae, Gastrodieae, Nervilieae) Website

Part shade Cool Cold Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning Faber's Galeola [English Plant Collector around 1900] - In China - Shan Shan Hu

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm]

Found in Anhui, southwestern Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan China in humus rich, damp places in sparse woods or bamboo forests at elevations around 1800 to 2300 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing, mycoheterotrophic epiphyte with a stout, creeping rhizome giving rise to an erect, reddish-brown, woody towards the base, laxly rusty tomentulose in the upper part of the stem that blooms in the spring and early summer on an erect, paniculate, consisting of many terminal and lateral, racemose, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cyrtosia faberi (Rolfe) Aver. 2011; Galeola shweliensis W.W.Sm. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo hmm; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo okish; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing hmm; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; Turczaninowia 2011, 14(2) : 15100 Averyanov 2011 as Cyrtosia faberi drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide