Goodyera hemsleyana King & Pantl. 1895 SECTION Goodyera Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria website

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Full shadeCoolTo ColdSummer

Common Name Hemsley's Goodyera [English, Kew Worker 1800's]

Flower Size 3/8' to 1/2" [1 to 2 cm]

Found in Sikkim, Nepal and Assam as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 3 to 5, distant, unequal, broadly ovate, acute, glabrous, dark green, white reticulated, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, .8 to 1.8" [2 to 4.5 cm] long, several [2 to 7] flowered inflorescence with subsecund flowers.

CAUTION I Have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution!

Synonyms Epipactis hemsleyana (King & Pantl.) A.A.Eaton 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing ok for plant; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 6 1973 photo plant only; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007

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