Goodyera dolabripetala (Ames) Schltr. 1908

TYPE Drawing by Ames

Full shade Cold LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Axe-Shaped Petal Goodyera

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] long

Found in southern Mexico and Guatemala at elevations around 2100 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrioal with a repent rhizome giving rise to about 4, lanceolate, silky pubescent on top, thinly and shortly petiolate base leave that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, pubescent, with linear-lanceolate, acute, sheathing bracts, 2.8" [7 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, pubescent, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

This species is said to be close to G major but has a lax inflorescence with smaller flowers and the lip is entire and is described and illustrated as ovate-lanceolate.

Synonyms *Epipactis dolabripetala Ames 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames and Correll reprint 1985; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar etal 2005;

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