Goodyera brachystegia Hand.-Mazz. 1936

Photo by Yi Sirong



Photos by Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo

Full shadeCoolCold LATESpring

Common Name or Meaning The Short Cover Goodyera - In China lian zuo ye ban ye lan

Flower Size

Found in in southwestern Guizhou and northeastern Yunnan provinces of China in forests at elevations of 1300 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an ascending stem giving rise to 4 to 5, basal, elliptic, green above, pale green beneath, acute, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal erect, peduncle densely pubescent, with 5 to 7 sterile bracts, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long overall, rachis 2.6 to 3.2" [6.5 to 8 cm] long, subsecund, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceoolate, as long as the ovary, sparsely pubescent, acuminate floral bracts and carrying weakly opening, small, white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide