Goodyera humicola (Schltr.) Schltr. 1924

Photo by Landy Rita KMCC and The I Naturalist Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade WarmCoolLATE Winter EARLIERSpring

Common Name The Low Growing Goodyera

Flower Size

Found in east north east Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 500 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with about 8, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below in to the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on a terminal, erect, to 20 flowered inflorescence with slightly flonger than the flowers floral bracts and carrying externally slightly puberulent-glandular flowers.

Synonyms *Platylepis humicola Schltr.1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 33: 124 Schlechter 1924; Flora of Madagascar Vol 1 Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Hermans and Cribb 2009 photo ok; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;