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

Full shade Cool Cold Winter and LATE Summer

Common Name The Ovate-Shaped Lip Goodyera

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in oak forests at elevations around 1400 to 3000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a leafy stem carrying an ovate to elliptic-ovate, acute, dark green with silvery markings and venation, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and late summer on an erect, on a terminal, erect, 4.8 to 8.8" [12 to 22 cm] long overall, rachis 1.5 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, densely several flowered inflorescence with creamy pink to greenish flowers with a white lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 274. Schlechter 1923; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003