Galeola is a genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae) belonging to the subfamily Vanilloideae.
All Species in this genus are myco-heterotrophic, i.e. they are parasitic upon fungi. The Genus is spread throughout Asia (Madagascar to Japan) and contains 22 to 25 species.
Galeola is of biological interest because of its exclusive myco-heterotrophic nature and its seeds. The seeds are the biggest orchid seeds in the world. They are winged, which is also extraordinary for an orchid.