Goodyera hispida Lindl. 1857 SECTION Goodyera Photo by Pieter C Brouwer and his Orchid Website

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Allen Black

Leaves Photo courtesy of David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum Pages Copyright

Full shadecoolTo HotSpringSummer

Common Name The Shagy Goodyera

Flower Size 1/8" [3mm]

Found as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial, lithophyte or epiphyte in rock crevasses in Assam, Eastern Himalayas, India, Bhutan, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam in lowland, broadleaf evergreen forests at elevations of 150 to 2200 meters in deep shade and high humidity with 6 to 8 basal, subsessile, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate leaves and blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, 4" [10 cm] long, spicate, hispidly glandular, twisted above inflorescence with bracts that are shorter than the many small, white flowers.

Synonyms Epipactis hispida (Lindl.) A.A.Eaton 1908; Orchiodes hispidum (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1894 drawing ok; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 6 1973 photo plant only; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin No 63 No 11 1994 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 4 2000 photo plant only; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 leaves only photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 1 2009 photo; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide