Goodyera condensata Ormerod & J.J.Wood 2001

Plant and Flowers in situ Mt Kinabalu Sabah Borneo

Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo Website

FragranceFull shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Tight Goodyera [refers to the flowers on the inflorescence]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in rocky areas near waterfalls in mixed lower montane forests on mossy trees in deep shade at elevations of 1400 to 2700 meters as asmall sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 3 to 6, broadly ovate-elliptic, acuminate, thin textured, green with fine white reticulation on the upper surface, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, conical to oblong, shortly pedunculate, 1 to 2.2" [2.5 to 5.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with slightly surpassing the flowers in length floral bracts and carrying musky scented flowers.

Distinguished from others in Borneo by the much broader, ovate-elliptic leaves with only fine white reticulate veins on the upper surface, a shorter, more condensed conical to oblong inflorescence on a rather short peduncle and the flowers have a shorter, stouter column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 J J Wood 2003 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beeman, Chan & Lamb 2011 Drawing fide;