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Galearis spectabilis May 2013.jpg
Galearis spectabilis (showy orchis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
Subtribe: Orchidinae
Genus: Galearis
Type species
Galearis spectabilis
(L.) Raf.
  • Amerorchis Hultén
  • Galeorchis Rydb. in N.L.Britton
  • Aceratorchis Schltr.
  • Chondradenia Maxim. ex F.Maek.
  • Aorchis Verm.

Galearis is a genus of the orchid family (Orchidaceae)[2] native to North America and eastern Asia. It contains nine recognized species.[1][3][4][5]


  1. Galearis cyclochila (Franch. & Sav.) SoóChina, Japan, Korea, Russian Far East
  2. Galearis fauriei (Finet) P.F.Hunt – Japan
  3. Galearis huanglongensis Q.W.Meng & Y.B.LuoSichuan
  4. Galearis roborovskyi (Maxim.) S.C.Chen, P.J.Cribb & S.W.Gale – China, Tibet, Nepal, eastern Himalayas
  5. Galearis rotundifolia (Banks ex Pursh) R.M.BatemanCanada, Greenland, northern United States
  6. Galearis spathulata (Lindl.) P.F.Hunt – China, Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar
  7. Galearis spectabilis (L.) Raf. – eastern Canada; eastern and central United States
  8. Galearis tschiliensis (Schltr.) P.J.Cribb, S.W.Gale & R.M.Bateman – China
  9. Galearis wardii (W.W.Sm.) P.F.Hunt – China including Tibet


External links[edit]

  • Media related to Galearis at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to Galearis at Wikispecies