Goodyera pendula Maxim. 1888

Photo by Hiroshi Nakayama Calypso Lip

Another Plant

Inflorescence and plant in no entry room at botanical garden through frosted glass

Photos by Natsui.

Common Name The Pendulous Blooming Goodyera in Japan Tsuri-shusu-ran - In China Chui Ye Ban Ye Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in Japan, China and Taiwan in wet montane forests at elevations of 1800 to 1900 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte on tree trunks or lithophyte on rock faces with a pendulous stem carrying many, well spaced, green, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 5 veined, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a strongly recurved midway along the length, green, sparsely pubescent, 2.8 to 4.4" [7 to 11 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with several foliaceous sterile bracts and lanceolate, membraneous, pubescent, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Epipactis pendula (Maxim.) A.A.Eaton 1908; Goodyera pendula var. brachyphylla F.Maek. 1935; Peramium pendulum (Maxim.) Makino 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodromus Schlechter 1919; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; 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