Geodorum terrestre (L.) Garay 1997

Inflorescence Photos by Barbara Maslen and Allen Sheather and Their Wild Things and Swampy Things Website

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page.

Fragrance Full Shade Hot WarmSpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Terrestrial Geodorum - in Australia - The Pink Shepherd's Hook - In Thailand Wan Chung Nang

Flower Size 1 to 2.4" [2.5 to 6 cm]

Found in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, penninsular Malaysia Java, the Moluccas, the Philippines, Sulawesi, the Bismark archipelago, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, northern Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Vanuatu, Cook Islands and the Caroline Islands at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters in rainforest, monsoonal thickets, open forests, heathlands and grasslands as a medium to giant sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped completely by many leaf bearing sheaths and carrying plicate, 7 nerved, progressively larger from bottom to top, elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, from the lower third of the stem on an erect 20" to 30" [50 to 75 cm] long, several [10] flowered, racemose inflorescence carrying the delicately scented flowers well spread out along the top portion of the inflorescence.

Synonyms *Epidendrum terrestre L. 1759; Geodorum citrinum Jacks. 1811; Phaius terrestris (L.) Ormerod 1994;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Geodorum citrinum; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as P amboinensis; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as P amboinensis drawing ?; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Geodorum citrinum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as G citrinum drawing ok; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Geodorum citrinum; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide as Geodorum citrinum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Geodorum citrinum; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 1 1980 photo ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 as G citrinum drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 as G citrinum drawing/photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo as G citrinum not = G attenuatum; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as G citrinum photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as G citrinum photo good; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Geodorum terrestre; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as G citrinum drawing hmm; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 as G citrinum photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 as G citrinum photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 as G citrinum photo fide

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