Geodorum eulophioides Schltr. 1921


Photos by S J Orchids and China Plant Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Eulophia-Like Geodorum - In China Gui Zhou Di Bao Lan

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southern Guizhou province of China in grasslands at elevations around 800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with tuberous, irregularily cylindric pseudobulbs carrying 2, well developed at blooming, plicate, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, acute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, to 12.8" [32 cm] long, peduncle, erect, taller than the leaves, rachis pendulous, about 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, as long as the flowers floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 11 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #3 2010 photo fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #3 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #9 2015 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;