Goodyera major Ames & Correll 1942


photo/Drawing by Fritz Hamer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant and Inflorescence

Photo by Cetzal Ix and Nuevos registros de Orchidaceae para Honduras

Part Shade CoolEARLY Fall

Common Name The Greater Goodyera [refers to the plant size]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua in cloud forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a basally glabrous, pubescent above, ascending stem carrying towards the apex, several, elliptic, acute, green, carinate, gradually narrowing below into the basally clasping, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, racemose, pubescent, many flowered inflorescence with white to yellowish flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952 drawing fide; Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing/photo fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 752 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1985 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar etal 2005; LANKESTERIANA 14(2): 115121. Vega, Cetzal, Mo, Germer and Soler 2014 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018