Goodyera hachijoensis Yatabe 1891

Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Inflorescence Photo by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Leaves Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.

Full Shade WarmCool Fall

Common Name The Hachijo Goodyera [An Island in the Japanese Archipelago] - In Japan Hachijo shusu-ran - In China Bai Wang Mai Ban Ye Lan

Flower Size .15" [4mm]

Found in Japan, the Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan in montane forests in damp places at elevations of 400 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, leafy below stem carrying either congested or distant, ovate to ovate-elliptic, to ovate lanceolate, either green with the midrib discolored or finely white reticulated, glabrous throughout, often with undulate margins, acute apically, rounded to cordate into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with the flowers held in a cylindrical raceme .

Synonyms Epipactis hachijoensis (Yatabe) A.A.Eaton 1908; Epipactis matsumurana (Schltr.) A.A.Eaton 1908; Goodyera alboreticulata Hayata 1911; Goodyera hachijoensis var. matsumurana (Schltr.) Ohwi 1965; Goodyera leuconeura Maek. 1936; Goodyera matsumurana Schltr. 1906; Goodyera yakushimensis Nakai 1923; Peramium alboreticulatum (Hayata) Makino 1929; Peramium hachijoense (Yatabe) Makino 1929; Peramium matsumuranum (Schltr.) Makino 1929; Peramium yakushimense (Nakai) Makino 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;