Goodyera makuensis Ormerod 2013

TYPE drawing by Paul Ormerod and Taiwania, 58(1): 2034, Orchidaceous Additions to the Flora of China (II) Ormerod 2013 drawing fide;

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Common Name The Maku Goodyera [A town in Yunnan province of China]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Yunnan province of China in shade of subtropical evergreen broadleaf forest disturbed by agriculture and tree felling at elevations around 2050 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a creeping, terete rhizome giving ris to an erect, terete stem carrying 3 to 4 obliquely lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, subacute, with obscure darker green patterning in dry state, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, pubescent, peduncle 2.4" [6 cm] long; provided with 2 bracts, rachis 1.52" [3.8 cm] long, subdensely 10 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, twice as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate, upper parts white, rest brownish, externally pubescen flowers.

"This species appears to be most closely related to G. myanmarica Ormerod & C.S. Kumar but differs from it in having flowers with one-veined (not two veined) petals, terete (not flat to subulate) glands in the labellum hypochile, and an epichile lacking lamellae (vs. bilamellate) with a simple flat (vs. conduplicate), triangular apex." Ormerod 2013

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Taiwania, 58(1): 2034, Orchidaceous Additions to the Flora of China (II) Ormerod 2013 drawing fide;

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