Goodyera lamprotaenia Schltr. 1911 SECTION Goodyera Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Leaves Photo by Roy & Margaret Mackay

Full shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Shining Striped Goodyera

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in very misty locations at elevations around 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a decumbent, cauliform rhizome giving rise to a strict to substrict, usually with 6 lax leaves held towards the apex, terete, glabrous stem carrying erect-patent, obliquely ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, dark green with a pale central stripe, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the peduncle is enveloped by leaves to the top and the flowers are white with a pale brown anther.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo leaf only; Checklist of Papusian Orchids Ormerod 2017;