Geodorum recurvum (Roxb.) Alston 1931


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.

Geodorum recurvum (Roxb.) Alston 1931
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