Goodyera robusta Hook.f. 1890

Photo by J.J.Merry and Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Robust Goodyera - In China Dian Zang Ban Ye Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the the Chinese Himalayas, Assam and Taiwan on mossy tree trunks at elevations of 2000 to 2300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping, branching rhizome giving rise to an erect stem carrying distant, 7 to 9, distichous, reticulate, pubescent, lanceolate, acute, narrowing towards the broad, channeled, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the mid summer

CAUTION I have no way of knowing the veracity of this determination so please use with caution. I need better references.

Synonyms Epipactis robusta (Hook.f.) A.A.Eaton 1908; Goodyera bilamellata Hayata 1914; Goodyera dongchenii Lucksom 1993; Goodyera schlechtendaliana var. robusta (Hook.f.) Av.Bhattacharjee & H.J.Chowdhery 2012; Peramium bilamellatum (Hayata) Makino 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1894 drawing good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo good; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok