Goodyera modesta Schltr. 1923 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Epidendra Website

Full shade Cool LATE Summer

Common Name The Modest Goodyera [refers to the size of the plant]

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an ascending, terete stem carrying 4 to 5,dark purple, erect-patent, ovate-elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, rounded to cuneate-rounded into the dilated, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer on a terminal, shortly glandular-pubescent, distantly 2 to 3 bracted, erect, rachis to 1.2" [3 cm] long, sublaxly 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, 3 nerved, as long as the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 89. Schlechter 1923