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Id requested of DSC8151: Photo taken in Asansol (W.B.) India. Date: 22/06/11. This has come out in good numbers all having three to four leaves resembling that of ginger lily plant. Photo attached of the flowers and the complete plant. Requested to please give the ID.

By looking at the nodding inflorescence and terrestrial habit, I guess it is Geodorum densiflorum.

I think its Chlorophytum laxum.
Pls. confirm from morphological characters. 

Geodorum densiflorum



Orchid for id: This orchid was seen recently, id please.

Date/Time : July 30, 2012 at 1.56pm IST
Location Place : Along road leading to Jamburdi near village Harsanwadi, Tal. Khanapur Dist. Belgaum, Karnataka
Altitude : about 732m (above mean sea level)
Habitat : Wild, in semi shade
Type : this plant found on edge of dense forest cover, on slopes especially where soil is deep
Habit : Herb
Height : Leaves up to two feet and inflorescence up to 3 feet
Length : – Not a climber
Leaves …, up to 1 feet longh.
Type : Simple (Moncot)
Shape : Linear lanceolate
Size : Up to 1.5 feet long and up to 4 inch wide
Type : Raceme
Size : 3 ft., flowers at apex, dense
Size : not sure
Colour : Pink purple
Calyx : not sure
Bracts : – not sure
Type : Capsule
Shape : Obovate
Size : 2 inch long and 0.5 inch wide, ribbed
Seeds : not sure

I think it could be Geodorum densiflorum or laxiflorum, but Orchid expert can help in better way.

I think its Geodorum densiflorum but……
If you have photo of flower please send it.

I too think that this is G. densiflorum

I had seen this Herb at Chidiyatapu (Near Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar).
Date/Time: 23-12-2010 / 11:00AM
Location: Chidiyatapu, close to Sea shore, (Near Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar)
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: herb
As per … this could be some Geodorum sp..

Yes its looks like Geodorum densiflorum (Lam.) Schltr

Nice Shots … I think this plant is having fruits…

That is certainly my darling orchid. I can smell the fruits from Hong Kong 🙂
Yes Geodorum densiflorum.
For those who dont know, I had written a major project proposal for post doctoral and applied for funds for three years, but no one funded:( I wanted to revise this genus Geodorum

ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Geodorum densiflorum (Lam.) Schltr. from Jharkhand, PKS-139 : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Geodorum densiflorum (Lam.) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 4: 259 (1919).

Limodorum densiflorum Lam., Encycl. 3: 516 (1792).
Malaxis cernua Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 93 (1805).
Cymbidium pictum R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 331 (1810).
Otandra cernua (Willd.) Salisb., Trans. Hort. Soc. London 1: 298 (1812).
Cistella cernua (Willd.) Blume, Bijdr.: 293 (1825).
Dendrobium nutans C.Presl, Reliq. Haenk. 1(2): 102 (1827).
Limodorum candidum Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. 1832, 3: 470 (1832).
Geodorum pictum (R.Br.) Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 175 (1833).
Geodorum fucatum Lindl., Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 20: t. 1687 (1834).
Ortmannia cernua (Willd.) Opiz, Flora 17: 592 (1834).
Arethusa glutinosa Blanco, Fl. Filip.: 641 (1837).
Dendrobium haenkeanum Steud., Nomencl. Bot., ed. 2, 1: 490 (1840).
Geodorum candidum (Roxb.) Lindl., Fol. Orchid. 6: 8 (1855).
Geodorum rariflorum Lindl., Fol. Orchid. 6: 2 (1855).
Geodorum semicristatum Lindl., Fol. Orchid. 6: 2 (1855).
Tropidia grandis Hance, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 13: 128 (1873).
Geodorum formosanum Rolfe ex Hemsl., Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 9: 157 (1895).
Geodorum nutans (C.Presl) Ames, Orchidaceae 2: 154 (1908).
Geodorum pacificum Rolfe, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1908: 71 (1908).
Geodorum tricarinatum Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 9: 101 (1911).
Geodorum neocaledonicum Kraenzl., Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 74: 82 (1929).
Geodorum densiflorum var. kalimpongense R.Yonzone, Lama & Bhujel, McAllen Int. Orchid Soc. J. 13(6): 7 (2012).

Distribution: Trop. & Subtrop. Asia to W. Pacific

Rain of Orchid Pics…………


ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Geodorum densiflorum (Lam.) Schltr. from Hong Kong, PKS-140 :
Geodorum densiflorum (Lam.) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 4: 259 (1919).

Distribution: Trop. & Subtrop. Asia to W. Pacific

Geodorum densiflorum (Lam.) Sch. : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Geodorum densiflorum (Lam.) Sch., Fam: Orchidaceae,

Kollihills, Namakkal Dt, Tamilnadu
Terrestrial herb, forms a colony, vegetative


Presenting few images of Geodorum densiflorum (Orchidaceae)  


Habitat:Terrestrial,Wild,Moist deciduous forest 

Sighting:Near Belur,Karnataka,about 1000 msl 


Very nice. Yes, this is Geodorum densiflorum, my favourite genus. Just one advice, please check the white balance (WB) of your camera. I think the brown colouration on your image is because of that. Otherwise, you always post excellent images. Please also email me some good images of Dendrobium panduratum as discussed on Facebook. I would like to use them in one of my manuscripts with due credits to you for the photograph IF YOU ALLOW.

I also feel … images show much vivid colours in his postings than normal.
It may be due to his camera colour settings. It is better to keep it at normal for correct colour reproduction. 




SK934 06 JAN-2018 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Location: Lakeside, Pokhara, Nepal  
Date: 27 July 2015
Elevation: 2700 ft.
Is it possible to ID without flowers?

This should be a Geodorum, not possible to confirm without flower but could be Geodorum densiflorum

Thank you … Looks like even without flower !





2 pictures for you : mixed thread. 2 images.

Could someone come out with the botanical name of this plant please?
Date & Time: 28 June 2010, time 5.00 PM
Location: Place, Altitude, GPS: Chethalayam,  Wayanad, Kerala.
Habitat: Garden, Urban, Wild Type: Wild
Plant Habit: Tree, Shrub, Climber, Herb        
Leaves Type, Shape, Size:  long

Is it Tropidia angulosa (Orchidaceae)

Tropidia angulosa (Lindley) Blume, Coll. Orchid. 122. 1859

I happened to come across this image where Mr. L.Rasingam has suggested Tropedia angulosa (Orchidaceae)
It looks like Geodorum densiflorum (Lam.) Schltr. (Family : Orchidaceae) a terrestrial orchid often seen in Wayanad.
Please see the following link to have a look at Tropedia angulosa

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