Geodorum laxiflorum Griff. 1845

Plant and Inflorescence in situ India

Photos by Amit Kotia and The Flowers of India Website

Partial shade Hot Warm LATE Spring

Common Name The Lax Flowered Geodorum

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in western and northeastern India and Assam as a hot to warm growing terrestrial with an ovoid, in a chain compressed, subterranean corms giving rise to 2 to 3, alternate, plicate, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, wavy margined leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, lateral, arising at the base of a newly developing pseudobulb, decurved, terete, sheathed peduncle, rachis lax, 8 to 8.8" [20 to 22 cm] long, 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence with green. oblong-lanceolate, apiculate floral bracts .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing/photo fide;