Goodyera recurva Lindl.1857

Photo by the Lanhuawang Blogzine

Drawing Icones Hooker 1894

Drawing by Hooker's Icones Vol 22


Common Name The Recurved Goodyera - In China Chan Bao Ban Ye Lan

Flower Size .15" to .3" [3 to 6 mm]

Found in the the Chinese Himalayas, Assam and the eastern Himalayas on mossy tree trunks at elevations of 2000 to 2300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping, branching rhizome giving rise to an erect stem carrying distant, 7 to 9, distichous, reticulate, pubescent, lanceolate, acute, narrowing towards the broad, channeled, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the mid later summer and early fall on an abruptly recurved, secund, 1.6 to 2.4" [4.5 to 6 cm] long, pubescent, densely many flowered inflorescence with linear-filiform, acute, pubescent floral bracts.

CAUTION I have no way of knowing the veracity of this determination so please use with caution. It is very possible that the photo above may be G robusta, I need better references

Synonyms Epipactis prainii (Hook.f.) A.A.Eaton 1908; Epipactis recurva (Lindl.) A.A.Eaton 1908; Goodyera prainii Hook.f. 1890; Goodyera recurva var. prainii (Hook.f.) Pradhan 1976; Orchiodes recurvum (Lindl.) Kuntze1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1894 as Goodyera prainii drawing ok; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 as G recurva var prainii; The Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 as G recurva var prainii; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as G prainii; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 as G prainii photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; A review on Spiranthoideae genera in Arunachal Pradesh Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research 27 (1&2) : 1-33, Rao 2011