Goodyera gibbsiae J.J.Sm.1922TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Full shade Cold LATE Spring

Common Name Gibbs' Goodyera [Wife of P E Gibbs English botanist 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in western New Guinea in upper montane forests at elevations around 2100 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrstrial with a stem carrying 5, basal, patent, oblong to lanceoalte-ovate, gradually acuminate, acute, 5 nerved, very laxly reticulate veined, , the middle leaf largest, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, erect, peduncle coarsely pubescent, 2.12" [5.3 cm] long, with 2 small leaf-like scales, rachis sparsely puberulous, 2.2" [5.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with appressed, subulate, acute, basally dilated, finely ciliate, concave, single nerved floral bracts and carrying small, glabrous flowers.

Synonyms Goodyera arfakensis J.J.Sm. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ; * Fl. Arfak Mts.: 108 L S Gibbs 1917 as G arafakensis; Checklist of Papusian Orchids Ormerod 2017;