Goodyera procera (Ker Gawl.) Hook. 1823 SECTION Goodyera

Photo by Natsui

Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia

Photo by David Kuehn

Full shadeCool To Warm Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Tall Goodyera - Japan - Kingin-so [Golden-silver weed] - In China Gao Ban Ye Lan - In Thailand Khao la o - The Tall Rattlesnake Plantain

Flower Size .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm] wide

Found from Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, western Himalayas, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Lesser Sunda Islands, The Philippines, Ryukyu Islands and Japan at elevations of 100 to 2400 meters in wet open mossy places among secondary grasslands and open shrubs, commonly along rocky stream valleys and on spring seepages as a small to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial species with a whitish stem enveloped completely by lanceolate, acute, acuminate, petiolate, basally clasping leaves, uppermost smaller than below that blooms in the winter and early spring on an erect, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, many flowered, closely set, racemose inflorescence with 2 to 3 well spaced bracts and long-triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying flowers that do not open widely.

Synonyms Cionisaccus lanceolatus Breda 1829; Cordylestylis foliosa Falc. 1842; Epipactis parviflora (Hassk.) A.A.Eaton 1908; Epipactis philippinensis Ames 1908; Epipactis procera A.A. Eaton 1908; Goodyera carnea A. Rich. 1841; Goodyera lancifolia Franch. & Sav. 1878; Goodyera parviflora (Hassk.) Blume 1858; Goodyera philippinensis (Ames) Schltr. 1911; Leucostachys procera Hoffmanns. 1842; Neottia parvifolia Blume 1825; *Neottia procera Ker Gawl. 1822; Orchiodes parviflorum (Hassk.) Kuntze 1891; Orchiodes procerum (Ker Gawl.) Kuntze 1891; Peramium procerum (Ker Gawl.) Makino 1929; Spiranthes parviflora (Blume) Hassk. 1844

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