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Galeola nudifolia
Typus of Galeola


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Vanilloideae
Tribus: Vanilleae
Genus: Galeola

Overview of species (4)


G. cathcartii – G. faberi – G. humblotii – G. nudifolia



Galeola Lour., Fl. Cochinch.: 520 (1790)


  • Heterotypic
    • Pogochilus Falc., J. Bot. (Hooker) 4: 73 (1841)


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • Western Indian Ocean
      • Comoros, Madagascar.
  • Asia-Temperate 
    • China
      • China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Hainan, Tibet.
    • Eastern Asia
      • Taiwan.
  • Asia-Tropical 
    • Indian Subcontinent
      • Assam, East Himalaya, Nepal, West Himalaya.
    • Indo-China
      • Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.
    • Malesia
      • Borneo, Jawa, Malaya, Maluku, Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera.
    • Papuasia
      • New Guinea.

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



Additional references


Vernacular names


перем коми: Галеола
коми: Галеола
кырык мары: Галеола
удмурт: Галеола
中文: 山珊瑚屬, 山珊瑚属, 山珊瑚兰属
中文(简体): 山珊瑚属

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