Geodorum pallidum D.Don 1825 Photo by The Orchideen Journal No 1 2010 Website and Vereinigung Deutscher Orchideenfreunde VDOF e.V

Drawing Drawing by The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Fragrance Part Sun WarmSpring

Common Name The Pale Geodorum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the the eastern Himalayas, India and Nepal at elevations around 850 to 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with an ovoid, annulated pseudobulb carrying immature at flowering, lanceolate becoming broadly elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, 7 veined, tapering below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an, arising from below the summit of the pseudobulb, 20 to 25" [50 to 65 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with 2, loose, basal sheaths and shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying waxy, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Cymbidium nutans (Roxb.) Sw. 1799; Geodorum purpureum R.Br. 1813; Limodorum nutans Roxb. 1795; Malaxis nutans (Roxb.) Willd. 1805

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as G purpureum drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as Geodorum purpureum drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Arunachal Predesh Hegde 1984; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as G purpureum photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as G purpureumphoto good