Goodyera nantoensis Hayata 1911

Photo by Lianfu Wang and his Taiwan Orchids Website

Full shade Cold LATER Summer

Common Name The Nantou Goodyera [A county of central Taiwan]

Flower Size .24" [.6 cm]

Found in northern Vietnam and northern Taiwan in forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a stout denely noded rhizome giving rise to an ascending stem carrying 5 to 7, subrosulate, ovate to oblong, possily with whitereticulate venation, acute, cuneate below into he petiolate base leaves taht blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect, peduncle to 4.4" [11 cm] long, sparsely pubescent, with 8 to 9 sterile bracts, rachis to 4" [10 cm] long, secund, densely 12 to 25 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, glabrous floral bracts and carrying small, glabrous to sparsely pubescent flowers.

Synonyms Goodyera arisanensis Hayata 1916; Peramium arisanense (Hayata) Makino 1929; Peramium nantoense (Hayata) Makino 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodromus Schlechter 1919 as G arisanensis; Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodromus Schlechter 1919; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as G arisanensis; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as G arisanensis drawing fide;