Geodorum densiflorum

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Nodding swamp orchid
Geodorum densiflorum (Lam.) Schltr..jpg
Flowers, from Peravoor
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Genus: Geodorum
Species: G. densiflorum
Binomial name
Geodorum densiflorum
(Lam.) Schltr.

Geodorum densiflorum, also known as nodding swamp orchid, is a medium to small, hot growing terrestrial orchid found in Australia in moist grasslands, sandy areas behind beaches and rainforests as well as in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests at elevations up to 1000 m, with underground, spherical pseudobulbs.[1] It is in endangered status in Australia due to urbanization.[2]


Geodorum densiflorum has been reported from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Assam, Myanmar, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Thailand, Vietnam, Ryukyu Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, Australia, the Solomons, the Bismarcks, Fiji, Niue, New Caledonia, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Micronesia.[3][4]


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