Goodyera umbrosa (D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.) J.M.H.Shaw 2014

Plant and Flowers

Photos by CISRO B Gray and The Australian Tropical Rainforest Orchids Website

Full shade Hot Cool LATE Fall winter

Common Name The Shady Goodyera - in Australia Native Jade Orchid - The Green Jewel Orchid

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Queensland Australia in highland rainforests at elevations of 700 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome giving rise to 4 to 8, scattered along the stem, in a loose rosette, ovate to lanceolate, bright green, shiny, margin wavy, channeled, prominently petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter on a terminal, erect, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, fleshy, brittle, shortly pubescent, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence and carrying resupinate, porrect, hooded, usually pale green, sometimes pinkish, glabrous flowers.

Synonyms Eucosia umbrosa D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006Drawing/ photos fide

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