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Vol. 15(5), pp. 10-13The McAllen International Orchid Society JournalMay 2014

Recollection of Geodorum appendiculatum (Orchidaceae) from Assam, India and its conservation status

H. A. Barbhuiya, B.K. Dutta, A. Kr. Das, & A. K. Baishya


Geodorum appendiculatum is recollected after 169 years from India. This constitutes only the second collection of the species from Indian regions and third overall. A detailed taxonomic description along with photographic illustration is provided to facilitate its future identification. Recent surveys confirm that the species is very rare, qualifying as Endangered according to the IUCN Red List Criteria.

Fig. 1. Geodorum appendiculatum. A-B: Habit. C: Pseudobulb. D. Inflorescence. E. Floral bract. F. Dorsal sepal. G. Lateral sepals. H. Petals. I. Perianth and column. J-K. Lip. L. Column, side view. M. Column, ventral view. N. Frontal view of anther cap. O. Distal view of anther cap. All based on Barbhuiya 904.

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