Goodyera erosa (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Ames, F.T.Hubb. & C.Schweinf. 1934Collection sheet and Drawing by by Ames, F.T. Hubb. & C. Schweinf and The Epidendra Website

Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Erose Goodyera

Flower Size Very Small

Found in Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 1180 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a decumbent, stem-like rhizome giving rise to an erect, short stem enveloped entirely by loose, imbricate bases of dilated petioles carrying 4, crowded, ovate-lanceolate, oblique, acute to acuminate, cuneate narrowed below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, finely pubescent, peduncle 6.4 to 10" [16 to 25 cm] long, enveloped by 5 to 10, ascending, lanceolate sheaths, raceme 1.85" to 4.4" [4.7 to 11 cm] long, sublaxly many flowered inflorescence with narrowly triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, often longer than the ovary but shorter than the floral bracts.

Synonyms *Epipactis erosa Ames & C.Schweinf., Schedul. Orchid. 10: 9 (1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ; Schedul. Orch. 6: 12-14. Ames 1923. as Epipactis erosa; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide;