Goodyera afzelii Schltr. 1918Drawing by Rudolf Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Afzel's Goodyera

Flower Size .16" [4mm]

Found in Mozambique and Madagascar in humid mid elevation forests at elevations of 700 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 5, in the lower third of the stem, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, subrounded into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, slightly hispid-glandular, narrow, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, almost dense, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Erythrodes rariflora (Lindl.) Ames 1922; *Physurus rariflorus Lindl.1846

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb and Bosser 2009; Field Guidse to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide