Goodyera flaccida Schltr. 1924 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Drawing Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shadehot WarmLATE winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Loose Goodyera

Flower Size

Found in northeast and central eastern Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations around 200 to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or terrestrial with 5 to 7, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, cuneate-rounded below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, terminal, basally glabrous becoming glandular-pubescent above, with 3 to 4 distant, lanceolate, acuminate bracts, 9.2 to 12" [23 to 30 cm] long overall, rachis 5.2 to 7.2" [13 to 18 cm] long, laxly 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 33: 124 Schlechter 1924; Flora of Madagascar Vol 1 Perrier 1939 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2009; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Hermans and Cribb 2009;

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