Goodyera schlechtendaliana Rchb. f. 1849 SECTION Goodyera Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Plant and Flower

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Full shadeCoolTo ColdLATE SpringSummerFall

Common Name Schlechtendal's Goodyera [German Botanist 1800's] - In Japan Miyama-uzura - In Chian Ban Ye Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm] long

Found in Assam, eastern Himalayas, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailnd, Vietnam, Taiwan, China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Sumatra and Java in lower closed, humid, broadleafed, primary forests to the peaks of the highest mountains in highland primary, montane cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial in damp crevasses with rich humus, a lithophyte on mossy limestone rocks and occasional epiphyte with a stem enveloped completely by to 8, shiny green with pale yellow splotches above, grey green below, ovate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring, summer and fall on an erect, pubescent, 4.8 to 7.6" [12 to 19 cm] long, few to several florwered inflorescence carrying the flowers all in one plane in the upper 1/4 and having 4 bracts and long-ovate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Anoectochilus japonicus (Blume) Linden 1884; Epipactis labiata (Pamp.) Hu 1925; Epipactis melinostele (Schltr.) Hu 1925; Epipactis schlechtendahliana A.A. Eaton [Rchb.f] 1908; Georchis schlechtendaliana (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1857; Goodyera labiata Pamp. 1910; Goodyera japonica Blume 1858; Goodyera labiata Pamp. 1910; Goodyera melinostele Schltr. 1919; Goodyera schlechtendaliana f. similis (Blume) Makino 1905; Goodyera secundiflora Lindl. 1857; Goodyera similis Blume 1858; Orchiodes schlechtendalianum (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Peramium schlechtendalianum (Rchb.f.) Makino 1929

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