Goodyera colorata (Blume) Blume 1858

Photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a the Jany Renz Herbaria



Drawings by Karl Ludwig von Blume courtesy of Kurt Stueber, 2007. Dieses Buch ist geschützt durch die GNU Free Document License

Common Name or Meaning The Colored Goodyera

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra, Java and Borneo in lower montane forests at around 700 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial orchid with a fleshy, light red stem carrying 4 to 6, well spaced, lanceolate to ovate, acute, dark red, with 3 to 5 broad light yellow to pink veins, often with more narrower ones, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence with 3 large, leafy sheaths and longer than the pedicel and ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Epipactis colorata (Blume) A.A.Eaton 1908; *Neottia colorata Blume 1825; Orchiodes coloratum (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Spiranthes colorata (Blume) Hassk. 1844

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1927; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia an Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Checklist of Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong O'Byrne, Saw & Chung 2017