Galeola faberi

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山珊瑚 shan shan hu
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Vanilloideae
Tribe: Vanilleae
Genus: Galeola
Species: G. faberi
Binomial name
Galeola faberi
Rolfe (1896)

Galeola faberi is an orchid species in the genus Galeola found in central and southern China, as well as in Nepal, the eastern Himalayas, Vietnam and Sumatra.[1][2]

The phenolic compounds p-hydroxybenzaldehyde, 4,4'-dihydroxy-diphenyl methane, 2,4-bis(4-hydroxybenzyl) phenol, 5-methoxy-3-(2-phenyl-E-ethenyl)-2,4-bis (4-hydroxybenzyl) phenol (IV), p-hydroxybenzyl alcohol (V), 4-(beta-D-glucopyranosyloxy) benzyl alcohol (gastrodin), bis[4-(beta-D-glucopyranosyloxy) benzyl] (S)-2-isopropylmalate and bis [4-(beta-D-glucopyranosyloxy) benzyl] (S)-2-sec-butylmalate can be isolated from the rhizome of G. faberi.[3]


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Flora of China, v 25 p 170, 山珊瑚 shan shan hu , Galeola faberi
  3. ^ Li, Y. M.; Zhou, Z. L.; Hong, Y. F. (1993). "(title in Chinese)" [Studies on the phenolic derivatives from Galeola faberi Rolfe]. Yao xue xue bao = Acta pharmaceutica Sinica (in Chinese) 28 (10): 766–771. PMID 8009989.