Goodyera striata Rchb.f. 1845 Photo by the Associacion Mexicano de Orquideas

Deep Shade cool Fall

Common Name The Lined Goodyera

Flower Size .1" [2.5mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic? on steep slopes in cloud forests at elevations of 1350 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a thick, glabrous, leafy stem carrying several, dark green, carinate, velvety, narrowly elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves with a longitudinal white stripe that blooms in the fall on an erect, thin, densely pubescent, 7" [17.5 cm] long, narrowly cylindric, to 20 flowered inflorescence with 5 tightly fitting, acuminate bracts and lanceolate, acuminate, pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms Epipactis striata (Rchb.f.) A.A.Eaton 1908; Goodyera brachyceras (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Garay & G.A.Romero 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 753 Hamer 1982 drawing ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing ok;