Goodyera elmeri (Ames) Ames 1938Drawing and Collection sheet by Ames and The Epidendra Website

Full shade Warm Fall

Common Name Elmer's Goodyera [American botanist and orchid collector 1900's]

Flower Size .16 to .24" [4 to 6 mm]

Found in the Philippines on Mt Bulusan Luzon Island at elevations below 10000 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying ovate, net-like reticulate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate clasping base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, on a glandular-hairy, [8 to 9.5 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence with triangular-lanceolate, smooth, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Epipactis elmeri Ames 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ; Schedul. Orch. 6: 12-14. Ames 1923. as Epipactis elmeri; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1986 drawing good;