Goodyera nankoensis Fukuy. 1934

Plant and Flowers in situ Taiwan

Photos by Ming I Weng and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part shade ColdLATER Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Nanko? Goodyera - In China Nan Hu Ban Ye Lan

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in northern and central Taiwan in alpine forests in damp places at elevations of 2000 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an ascending stem carrying 4 to 5, well spaced along the stem, abaxially pale green, adaxially green with a white band along the mid-vein, ovate, obtuse apically, rounded below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a pale green, sparsely pubescent, 2.8" [7 cm] long, subsecund, densely 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with 2 sterile bracts and ovate-lanceolate, basal ones slightly exceeding the ovary, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Taiwan Lin 1975 Drawing/photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide