"> Goodyera myanmarica Ormerod & C.S.Kumar 2006

TYPE drawing by Paul Ormerod and Taiwania, 51(3): 153-161, Notulae Goodyerinae (III) Ormerod 2006


Common Name The Myanmar Goodyera

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Myanmar at elevations around 1830 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial or occasional epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to an erect, terete stem carrying 4, s ovate to ovate-elliptic, acute, rather fleshy, glistening and somewhat variegated on the upper surface, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, pubescent, peduncle 2.32" [5.8 cm] long, provided with three, lax bracts, rachis, 3.88" [9.7 cm] long, subdensely 28 flowered inflorescence with floral bracts ovate-lanceolate, acute, much longer than the pubescernt ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate, white at first, becoming pink, externally pubescent flowers.

"This species is closely related to G. alveolata U.C. Pradhan from Bhutan from which it differs in having four or more ovate to ovate-elliptic (not two, broadly ovate to suborbicular) leaves which are indistinctly variegated (not visible in the dried holotype) unlike the strongly variegated leaves of G. alveolata. Furthermore G. myanmarica has a straight, subdensely 28 flowered rachis while G. alveolata has a subflexuous, lax to sublaxly 10 to 15 flowered rachis. Another possible distinguishing feature of G. myanmarica is the presence of two lamellae on the labellum epichile. It is possible however that this feature was overlooked in the description of G. alveolata." Ormerod & Kumar 2006


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Taiwania, 51(3): 153-161, Notulae Goodyerinae (III) Ormerod 2006 drawing fide;