Goodyera cyclopensis Ormerod 2017 TYPE Drawing by Ormerod and the Checkl. Papuasian Orchids: 314: 492 (fig.)2017


Common Name The Cyclops Mountains Goodyera

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in Papua Province, Jayapura Regency in New Guinea in mixed forests and Nothofagus forests at elevations around 1570 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a creeping, terete rhizome giving rise to a semi decumbent to erect, terete stem carrying laxly, 2, blackish green with white or pink to silvery pink nerves above, green with blackish gren edges beneath, obliquely lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acute to subacuminate, abruptly narrowing below into the short petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, terminal, glabrous, peduncle 1.38" to 3.96" [3.45 to 9.9 cm] long, with 3 lax, sheathing bracts, the lowest rather leaf-like, rachis .32 to .88" [.8 to 2.2 cm] long, rather dense, to 12 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute, single nerved floral bracts and carrying white flowers with a yellow spur.

Similar to G pusila but G cyclopense differs in the elliptic, obtuse, ecarinate lateral sepals, the petals narrower in the basal half, and thicker glands more deeply within the spur. G pusila has ovate, acute, apically carinate lateral sepals, petals that are thicker in the basal half and finer glands in the spur mouth.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Checklist of Papuasian Orchids: 314 Ormerod 2017 Drawing fide