The terrestrially growing orchid species Geodorum recurvum (Roxb.) Alston 1931 is endemic to South China (Guangdong, Hainan, Yunnan), North Thailand and Vietnam. In 1795 the Scottish botanist William Roxburgh (1751 – 1815) described the Geodorum recurvum orchid species as Limodorum recurvum Roxb 1795, which is still accepted as a synonym. In 1931 the English botanist Arthur Hugh Garfit Alston (1902 – 1958) changed the botanical name to Geodorum recurvum. Inflorescences reach a length up to about 20 cm and carry up to about 20 white flowers. Single Geodorum recurvum flowers get a size of about 2 cm. Flowering period: February.
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Image: Geodorum recurvum (Roxb.) Alston 1931