Geodorum attenuatum Griff. 1845 Photo courtesy of David Kuehn

FragranceFull shade HotWarmLATEWinterSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Pointed Geodorum - In China Da Hua Di Bao Lan

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

This medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial species is found in Myanmar, northern Thailand, Laos, southern China and Vietnam in humid, semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands in shady habitats on rocky substrates at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters with pseudobulbs carrying broadly plicate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, basal, shorter than the leaves, several [10], rather densely flowered inflorescence arising on a newly developing leafy pseudobulb.

Synonyms Geodorum candidum (Roxb.) Lindl. 1855; Geodorum cochinchinense Gagnep. 1932; Geodorum laoticum Guillaumin 1965; Geodorum regnieri Gagnep. 1932; Limodorum candidum Roxb 1832

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as G candidum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as G candidum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as G candidum; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 as G citrinum not photo fide; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo plant only