Goodyera erythrodoides Schltr. 1911 SECTION Otosepalum Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Fall Winter

Common Name The Erythrodes-Like Goodyera

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu at elevations around 400 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with a decumbent rhizome giving rise to a somewhat strict to substrict, terete, glabrous stems with a few lanceolate, acuminate, tightly appressed sheaths carrying glandular-puberulous, erect-patent, obliquely lanceolate, acute to subacute, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, long-pedunculate, [3.2" [8 cm] long, densely, 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceoalte, acuminate floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are similar in size and shape to G rubicunda and the sepals are reddish brown and the lip and petals are white which are the normal colors of the genus.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; Checklist of Papusian Orchids Ormerod 2017;