Goodyera hispida Lindl. 1857 SECTION Goodyera

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Plant and Flowers

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Full shadecoolTo HotSpringSummer

Common Name The Shagy Goodyera

Flower Size 1/8" [3mm]

Found as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial, lithophyte or epiphyte in rock crevasses in Assam, Eastern Himalayas, India, Bhutan, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam in lowland, broadleaf evergreen forests at elevations of 150 to 2200 meters in deep shade and high humidity with 6 to 8 basal, subsessile, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate leaves and blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, 4" [10 cm] long, spicate, hispidly glandular, twisted above inflorescence with bracts that are shorter than the many small, white flowers.

Synonyms Epipactis hispida (Lindl.) A.A.Eaton 1908; Orchiodes hispidum (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1894 drawing ok; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1927; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1965 corrections; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 6 1973 photo plant only; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 71 1-30 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand VII Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Neottiodeae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo leaf only good; AOS Bulletin No 63 No 12 1994 photo plant only; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 4 2000 photo plant only; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002 photo plant only fide; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 leaves only photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 1 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #1 2010 photo fide; A review on Spiranthoideae genera in Arunachal Pradesh Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research 27 (1&2) : 1-33, Rao 2011 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013 photo good, plant only; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing fide/photo leaf only fide; Terrestrial Orchids Swami 2016 photo fide; Orchids of Sikkim and Northeast India Pradhan 2016 Photo Fide; Checklist of Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong O'Byrne, Saw & Chung 2017