Geodorum pulchellum Ridl. 1908

Photo by © Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee and Orchid

plant and flowers

Photo by © Tripetech

Common Name The Beautiful Geodorum - In Thailand Wan Chung Nang Ngarm - In China Mei Li Di Bao Lan

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in China, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam on rocky substrates near rivers and grasslands at elevations of 100 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with tuberous, globose to ovoid, densely clustered pseudobulbs usually partially enveloped by fibrous sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, not fully developed at blooming, broadly ovate-elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a shorter than or equal to the leaves, peduncle erect, 2.4 to 5.2" [6 to 13 cm] long, rachis pendulous, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, densely more than 10 flowered inflorescence with sweetly scented flowers that do not open fully.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Opera Botanica #72 Orchid Genera in Thailand XI Cymbidiaeae Seidenfaden 1983 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide