Goodyera fimbrilabia Ormerod 2006

TYPE drawing by Paul Ormerod and Taiwania, 51(3): 153-161, Notulae Goodyerinae (III) Ormerod 2006


Common Name The Fimbriate Lip Goodyera

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Mexico and Costa Rica in limestone aras at elevations around 950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial witha creeping rhizome giving rise to an erect, terete stem carrying 5 to 6, lanceoalte, acute, with median white stripe that has indistinct margins, petioalte base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, pubescent, peduncle 7.24" [18.1 cm] long, provided with 4 to 5, lax, sheathing bracts, rachis 1.2" [3 cm] long, laxly 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate, color not known, externally pubescent flowers.

"This species is similar to G. erosa (Ames & Schweinf.) Ames et al. but it may be distinguished from that taxon by details of the labellum. In G. erosa the labellum is ovate to ovate-lanceolate with minutely to strongly erose margins (excepting the angulate, entire basal margins) and the basal appendages are placed in a distinctly semi-globose concavity. In G. fimbrilabia the labellum is broadly ovate-deltate (and lacks angulate basal margins) with erose margins and glanduliferous fimbria. Furthermore the basal half of the labellum lacks a distinct semi-globose concavity and has the internal appendages spread across its basal part." Ormerod 2006


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Taiwania, 51(3): 153-161, Notulae Goodyerinae (III) Ormerod 2006 drawing fide;