Goodyera alveolata Pradhan 1979 SECTION Goodyera

TYPE Drawing by Pradhan


Common Name The Small Indentations Goodyera [refers to the indentations of the olive green pigmented portions of the leaves]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in western Bhutan and Darjiling India as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a gl;abrous stem carrying 3 to 5, subequal, ovate, acute, glabrous, dorsally pale grass green tesselated with depressionss of dark olive green , abruptly narrowing below into the keeled petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, pubescent, terminal, rachis 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long overall, 12 to 15, persistent, alternate flowered inflorescence with acute-acuminate, elongated-ovate, cymbiform, floral bracts and carrying flowers with pinkish petals

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 photo/drawing fide; *Indian Orchids: Guide Identif. & Cult. 2: 691 Pradhan 1979 Drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002