Goodyera hemsleyana King & Pantl. 1895 SECTION Goodyera

Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria website


Photo by Jay Pfahl

Full shadeTo ColdSummer

Common Name Hemsley's Goodyera [English, Kew Worker 1800's] - in China Gao Li Gong Ban Ye Lan

Flower Size 3/8' to 1/2" [1 to 2 cm]

Found in northwestern Yunnan province of China, Sikkim, Nepal and Assam at elevations around 2400 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 3 to 5, distant, unequal, broadly ovate, acute, glabrous, dark green, white reticulated, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, .8 to 1.8" [2 to 4.5 cm] long, several [2 to 7] flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, pubescent floral bracts and carrying subsecund flowers that do not open well.

Synonyms Epipactis hemsleyana (King & Pantl.) A.A.Eaton 1908; Goodyera dongchenii var. gongligongensis X.H.Jin & S.C.Chen 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing good; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 6 1973 photo plant only; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980 photo plant only fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 as G chengii [sic] var gongligongensis photos fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as G dongehenii var gongligongensis; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #1 2010 photo fide; A review on Spiranthoideae genera in Arunachal Pradesh Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research 27 (1&2) : 1-33, Rao 2011; Orchids of Sikkim and Northeast India Pradhan 2016 Photo not =?; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide