Goodyera macrophylla Lowe 1833

Plant and FlowersPhotos by Raschun and In Vitro Orchids Raschun Website

Full shade CoolEARLYFall

Common Name The Large Leaved Goodyera

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in north and central Madeira Island Portugal on cliffs and in ravines in evergreen forests or in the trade wind, cloud forest zone at elevations around 1000 to 1400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, sturdy, shiny green hairless stem carrying 6 to 9 basal, spreading-erect, elliptic-oblong, acuminate, dark green, shiny, more or less marked with white reticulate venation leaves that grade smaller above into the bracts that blooms in the early fall on a terminal, erect, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, dense to near lax, near cylindrical, to 60 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Epipactis macrophylla (Lowe) A.A.Eaton 1908; Orchiodes macrophyllum (Lowe) Kuntze 1891; Peramium macrophyllum (Lowe) So 1928

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 3 Orchioideae [Part 2] Vanilloideae Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2003 photo fide;The Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Deforge 2005 photo fide;