Galeola lindleyana (Hook.f. & Thomson) Rchb.f. 1865


Photos by Ming-I Weng and courtesy the Terrestrial Orchid Gallery

Plant in situ China

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Photos by Plant Photo China and Their Chinese Plant Photo Website

Part Shade CoolCold LATESpringEARLY Summer

Common Name Lindley's Galeola [English Botanist 1800's] - In China - Mao E Shan Shan Hu

Flower Size 1.5" [3.5 cm]

Found in Taiwan, China, Sumatra, the eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Assam and the western Himalayas in mossy evergreen forests at elevations of 1500 to 3600 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a reddish, scurfy stem carrying many short, acute sheaths in the lower half and basically naked with no leaves that blooms on an erect, paniculate, each branch pendant, laxly few flowered inflorescence with sessile, ovate, withering as the flowers develop floral bracts.

Synonyms Cyrtosia lindleyana Hook.f. & Thomson 1855; Erythrorchis lindleyana (Hook.f. & Thomson) Rchb.f.1857; Galeola kwangsiensis Hand.-Mazz. 1936; Galeola lindleyana var. unicolor Hand.-Mazz. 1922; Galeola matsudae Hayata 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing good, deeply ridged sepals?; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 9 1958 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 10 1981 photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing ok/photo fide; Native Orchids of Shaanxi - Shaanxi Science & Technology Press 2007 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Cyrtosia lindleyana drawing ok; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo ok; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo hmm; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Turczaninowia 2011, 14(2) : 15100 Averyanov 2011 as Cyrtosia Lindleyana drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide