Goodyera biflora (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Goodyera

Flower Closeup Photos by Rogier van Vugt and his Orchid webpage


Common Name The Two Flowered Goodyera - In China Da Hua Ban Ye Lan

Flower Size 1" [2/5 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, western Himalayas, China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan and Taiwan in primary, evergreen, broad-leaved wet forests on silicate rocks at elevations of 1500 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 4 to 6, ovate to broadly ovate, acute, velvety dark green, reticulated with silver, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, sub-sessile, pubescent, .4" [1 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with glabrous to slightly hairy, ovate to obovate, shortly acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Epipactis biflora (Lindl.) A.A.Eaton 1908; Epipactis macrantha (Maxim.) A.A.Eaton 1908; Epipactis pauciflora (Schltr.) Hu 1925; *Georchis biflora Lindl. 1840; Goodyera biflora var. macrantha (Maxim.) T.Hashim. 1987; Goodyera macrantha Maxim. 1867; Goodyera pauciflora Schltr.1913; Orchiodes biflorum (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Peramium macranthum (Maxim.) Makino 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1894 drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 drawing fide; Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodromus Schlechter 1919 as G macrantha; Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodromus Schlechter 1919 as G pauciflora; AOS Bulletin Vol 44 #9 1975 as G macrantha; Native Orchids of Taiwan Lin 1975 Drawing/photo fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of north West Himalayas Deva & Naithani 1986 drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995 as G macrantha; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as G macrantha; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 G macrantha; Native Orchids of Shaanxi Shaanxi Science & Technology Press 2007 photo fide; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo collection sheet; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; A review on Spiranthoideae genera in Arunachal Pradesh Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research 27 (1&2) : 1-33, Rao 2011 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015 photo fide; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing fide/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide