Lepanthes galeottiana Salazar & Soto Arenas 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Photo by © I. Aguirre

Deep shade Cool Cold LATER Spring Fall

Common Name Galeotti’s Lepanthes [Belgian Orchid Collector in Mexico 1800’s]

Flower Size .2” [5 mm]

Found in Oaxaca state of Mexico within perrenial jungle forests at elevations around 1500 to 2100 meters as mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing, hanging epiphyte with pendent ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 10 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, ovate to lanceolate, acuminate, somewhat concave longitudinally, clear green on both surfaces sometimes flushed with purple, apically tridentate, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring through fall on up to 4 per ramicaul, only one per season per ramicaul, 1/4 to 3/4 as long as the leaf, mostly on the back side of the leaf, peduncle to .2 to .52” [5 to 13 mm] long, single tubular bracted, rachis congested, flexuous, .4 to 1.2” [1 to 3 cm] long overall, successively 1 at a time, 6 to 16 flowered inflorescence with distichous, obliquely infundibular, acute floral bracts.

The photo above is the type photo so it is absolutely correct.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *El Genero Lepanthes Sw. En Mexico Salazar and Soto 1996 Photo/drawing fide;