Geodorum recurvum (Roxb.) Alston 1931


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Plant in situ Thailand

Photo courtesy of David Kuehn

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Common Name or Meaning The Bent Geodorum [refers to the bent inflorescence] - in China Duo Hua Di Bao Lan

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Guangdong, Hainan and Yunnan China, northern Thailand and Vietnam in humid, mossy, mixed, coniferous forests, in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of sealevel to 700 meters in shady, humid, habitats with rocky substrates as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial species is with tuber-like, noded pseudobulbs and carrying 2 to 3, elliptic-oblong to elliptic, acuminate to shortly acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on a basal, erect then sharply arching, 6 to 7.2" [15 to 18 cm] long, shorter than the leaves, many [10 to 18] flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate bracts.

Synonyms *Limodorum recurvum Roxb. 1795

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Opera Botanica #72 Orchid Genera in Thailand XI Cymbidiaeae Seidenfaden 1983 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991 photo ok; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 photo ok; 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 Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #3 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #9 2015 photo; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018; Orchids of Maharashtra Jalal 2018 photo Fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;