Geodorum laxiflorum Griff. (Orchidaceae) is relectotypified here by
superseding Bhatt & al. (2015) and by designating a CAL-specimen as
lectotype of G. laxiflorum, as the lectotype designated by Bhatt & al.
(2015) for the name is found erroneous. Morphological variations along
with an overlooked character of the labellum of this Indian endemic and
vulnerable species of orchid are presented based on study of
livespecimens collected in the wild for the first time from two Indian
states. Further, the name Eulophia diffusiflora M.W. Chase, Kumar &
Schuit. is synonymised under G. laxiflorum until Eulophia R. Br. is
conserved against Geodorum Andrews.