Goodyera novembrilis (Rchb.f.) Ormerod 1996

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Type Drawing Drawing by Rchb.f

Common Name The November Blooming Goodyera

Flower Size .4" [9 mm]

Found in Sumatra, Java, the lesser Sunda Islands and possibly New Guinea in dark primary forests at elevations of 700 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool terrestrial with ovate, acuminate, light green, finely veined dark green, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, pubescent, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with brick red, linear floral bracts that are longer than the flowers and carrying successively opening, golden yellow, wide open flowers with about 15 open at a time.

Synonyms Epipactis waitziana (Blume) A.A.Eaton 1908; Goodyera waitziana Blume 1858; Orchiodes waitzianum (Blume) Kuntze 1891; *Salacistis novembrilis Rchb.f.1857;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Salacistis novembrilis; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as G waitziana; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as G waitziana drawing fide; Notes of Reichenbach J J Smith 1926-7 as G waitzianaOrchids of Java Comber 1990 as Goodyera waitziana photo fid; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok