Goodyera daibuzanensis K. Yamam. 1932

Photo by Eric Hunt

Plant Photo

Photo by Danny Lentz Copyright

Common Name Daibuza Goodyera [Taiwan area] - in China Da Wu Ban Ye Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found on Taiwan in forest in shady areas at elevations of 700 to 1600 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing, miniature terrestrial with an ascending, stout stem carrying 5 to 7, widely spaced or clustered towards the apex of the stem, abaxially grayish white, adaxially green with white or pale green, ellliptic to oblong, acute, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, pale grayish green, pubescent, 10" [25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3, sterile bracts and lanceolate, pubescent, acuminate floral bracts with the flowers held in a spiral.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Taiwan Lin 1975 Drawing/photo fide; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #1 2010 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos fide