Goodyera polyphylla Ormerod 2006

TYPE drawing by Paul Ormerod and Taiwania, 51(3): 153-161, Notulae Goodyerinae (III) Ormerod 2006


Common Name Many Leaved Goodyera

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in El Salvador st elevations around 1750 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome giving ries to an erect, sometimes with a decumbent lower half, terete stem carrying 10 to 12, obliquely ovate-oblong, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, glabrous, peduncle [9.2 to 21.1 cm] long, provided with 6, lax, sheathing bracts, rachis 2 to 2.6" [5 to 6.5 cm] long, subdensely 25 to 36 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute, longer than teh ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate, color unknown, glabrous flowers

"This species is related to Both collections of this species are mixed gatherings, the other species being G. striata. Goodyera polyphylla is distinguished from G. striata by its 10 to 12 leaved stems and glabrous flowers. In G. striata the stems are 3 to 7 leaved and the flowers are pubescent." Ormerod 2006


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Taiwania, 51(3): 153-161, Notulae Goodyerinae (III) Ormerod 2006 drawing fide;