Goodyera pusilla Blume 1858

Photo by Art Vogel


Photos by Michael Dorris

Full shade Hot Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Small Flowered Goodyera - In China Xiao Xiao Ban Ye Lan

Flower Size .1" [2.5mm]

Found in Malaysia, Java, Borneo, Sumatra and New Guinea? in shade in sandstone soil at elevations around 300 to 1300 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with a fleshy, light brown stem carrying 3 to 5, long-oval, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms on a shortly pubescent, 3" [7.5 cm] long, to 8 flowered, inflorescence with one or more leaf like sheaths and long-triangular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Epipactis pusilla (Blume) A.A.Eaton 1908; Orchiodes pusillum (Blume) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1927; Flora of Malaya Orchidaceae Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #1 2010 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; Checklist of Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong O'Byrne, Saw & Chung 2017