Goodyera kwangtungensis C.L.Tso 1933 Photo by National Digital ArchivesWebsite

Plant Photo by Michael Dorris

Part shade CoolColdLATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Kwang Tung Goodyera [refers to Guangdong a province of China] - In China Hua Ge Ban Ye Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Guangdong province of China and Taiwan in forests in shady places at elevations of 1500 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrrestrial with an ascending stem carrying 3 to 5, clustered towards the apex of the stem, abaxially pale green, adaxially deep green with white or pale green venation and markings, ovate-elliptic, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on a pale grayish green, pubescent, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, laxly to subdensely 7 to 12 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 sterile bracts and ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Goodyera rontabunensis Chow 1968 [Horticultural name, not listed in Kew]

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos fide;