(pronounced: gal-ee-OH-tee-ah)


Maxillarieae subtribe Zygopetalinae

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Named in honor of Italian botanist H. Galeotti, who intensively collected orchids in Mexico and Central America in the early 19th century.


A genus of 11 species found from Mexico to Bolivia.

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Christenson, E. A. 1988. Nomenclatural changes in neotropical Orchidaceae. Lindleyana 3(4):221-223.

Hawkes, A. D. 1963. O gênero Mendoncella. Orquidea 25:7-11.

Schweinfurth, C. 1944. A new Zygopetalum from South America. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 12(9):314-316.

Senghas, K. 1994. Galeottia fimbriata Lind. & Rchb.f. 1854. Die Orchidee 45(1): Orchideenkartei Seite 749-750.