Goodyera purpusii Ormerod 2006

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


Common Name Purpus's Goodyera [German Orchid Collector of the type 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Veracruz state of Mexico at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a miniature to just small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome giving rise to an erect, terete stem carrying 6 to 7, obliquely ovate, acute, possibly with a median white stripe, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect, pubescent, peduncle to 5.2" [13 cm] long, provided with three scattered sheathing bracts, rachis 2.8" [7 cm] long, densely 40 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate, colors unknown, glabrous flowers.

"This species is related to G. striata but it can be distinguished from that taxon in having glabrous (not pubescent) flowers, slightly broader petals .64 to .72" vs .56" [1.6 to 1.8 vs. 1.4 mm] and an orbicular (not ovate-elliptic) labellum." Ormerod 2006


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