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Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Cranichideae
Subtribus: Cranichidinae
Genus: Galeoglossum

Overview of species (3)


G. cactorum – G. thysanochilum – G. tubulosum



Galeoglossum A.Rich. & Galeotti, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., III, 3: 31 (1845)


  • Heterotypic
    • Pseudocranichis Garay, Bot. Mus. Leafl. 28: 347 (1980 publ. 1982)


Native distribution areas:

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references

  • Richard, A. & Galeotti, H.G.(1845) Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, sér. 3 3: 31.

Additional references

  • Salazar, G.A., Cabrera, L.I., Madriãán, S. & Chase, M.W. (2009) Phylogenetic relationships of Cranichidinae and Prescottiinae (Orchidaceae, Cranichideae) inferred from plastid and nuclear DNA sequences. Annals of Botany 104: 403–416.

Vernacular names