Goodyera foliosa (Lindl.) Benth. ex Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Goodyera

Photo by Bahamut Chao and his Orchid Photo Website

Another Inflorescence

Photo by the Taiwan Orchid Website

What has been known as G maximowicziana

Photo by the Forests of the World Website


Photo by the Orchid Website

Another Flower

Inflorescence and plant

Photos by Madame Popow.

Common Name The Leafy Goodyera - In China Duo Ye Ban Ye Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]

Found in western Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Myanmar, Vietnam, China, Japan, Ryukyu Islands, Korea and Taiwan at elevations of 400 to 2700 meters in dense, wet montane or subalpine forests as a small sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with a long creeping stem like rhizome giving rise to an erect, leafy stem carrying obliquely ovate to elliptic-ovate, acute to obtuse, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, to 3.8" [to 9 cm] long, densely several flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, convex, exceeding the ovary and often the flower floral bracts.

Similar to G schlechtendaliana but differs in having floral bracts that are longer than the flowers. The plant in the first photo was sent in as Goodyera foliosa var. laevis Finet 1900

Synonyms Cystorchis nebularum Hance 1883; Epipactis foliosa (Lindl.) A.A.Eaton 1908; Epipactis nebularum (Hance) A.A.Eaton 1908; Epipactis secundiflora (Griff.) Hu 1925; *Georchis foliosa Lindl. 1840; Goodyera andersonii King & Pantl. 1896; Goodyera augustini Tuyama 1938; Goodyera chilanensis S.S.Ying 1995; Goodyera commelinoides Fukuy. 1942; Goodyera foliosa f. albiflora N.Yonez 1984; Goodyera foliosa var. alba S.Y.Hu & Barretto 1976; Goodyera foliosa var. laevis Finet 1900; Goodyera maximowicziana f. commelinoides (Fukuy.) M.Hiroe 1971; Goodyera maximowicziana var. commelinoides (Fukuy.) Masam. 1964; Goodyera nebularum (Hance) Rolfe 1903; Goodyera pachyglossa Hayata 1914; Goodyera secundiflora Griff. 1851; Orchiodes foliosum (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Orchiodes secundiflorum (Griff.) Kuntze 1891; Peramium pachyglossum (Hayata) Makino 1929;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing ok; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as G secundiflora drawing hmm; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as G secundiflora; Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodromus Schlechter 1919; Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodromus Schlechter 1919 as G nebularum; Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodromus Schlechter 1919 as G pachyglossa; Flore Generale de L'Indo-Chine Gagnepain 1934; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 10 1958 drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as G secundiflora; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 6 1973 photo plant only; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974; Native Orchids of Taiwan Lin 1975 Drawing/photo fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 as G secundiflora drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Neottiodeae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing ok; Orchids of north West Himalayas Deva & Naithani 1986 drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as G maximowiziana; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; The Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing good; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995;The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, CHen & Mori 1997 photo good; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; A review on Spiranthoideae genera in Arunachal Pradesh Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research 27 (1&2) : 1-33, Rao 2011 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 as G foliosa var alba drawing/photo; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 as G maximaowicziana photos fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015; Terrestrial Orchids Swami 2016 photo fide; Orchids of Sikkim and Northeast India Pradhan 2016 Photo Fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide