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

Drawing by Pantling Courtesy of 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; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as G purpureum;The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as Geodorum purpureum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as G purpureum drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 as G purpureum drawing pg 476 fig 352 fide others good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Arunachal Predesh Hegde 1984; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; 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

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