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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
Species: G. cactorum – G. thysanochilum – G. tubulosum


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

  • Type species: Galeoglossum tubulosum (Lindl.) Salazar & Soto Arenas, Proc. Sci. Conf. Andean Orchids 2: 169 (2009) ex Galeoglossum prescottioides A.Rich. & Galeotti, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., III, 3: 31 (1845)


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


  • Richard, A. & Galeotti, H.G.(1845) Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, sér. 3 3: 31.
  • 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.
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Galeoglossum in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Jan. 13. Reference page
  • 2015. Galeoglossum in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 June 29.
  • 2013. Galeoglossum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Jan. 13.
  • International Plant Names Index. 2013. Galeoglossum. Published online. Accessed: 13. Jan. 2013.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America 
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest.
  • Continental: Southern America 
    • Regional: Central America
      • Guatemala.

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