Goodyera afzelii Schltr. 1918

Photo by Simon Crameri and The Natusfera Website

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Rudolf Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Afzel's Goodyera

Flower Size .16" [4mm]

Found in Mozambique and Madagascar in humid mid elevation forests at elevations of 700 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 5, in the lower third of the stem, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, subrounded into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early spring on a terminal, erect, slightly hispid-glandular, narrow, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, almost dense, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Erythrodes rariflora (Lindl.) Ames 1922; *Physurus rariflorus Lindl.1846

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb and Bosser 2009; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;