!Goodyera repens (Linne) R. Brown 1813 SECTION Goodyera


Photos by Yuri Mitrofanov


Flower Closeup

Photo by © Pieter C. Brouwer and his Photo Website

Full shadeColdLATE Spring and EARLY Summer

Common Name Lesser Rattlesnake Plantain - In China Xiao Ban Ye Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [.625 cm]

Found in Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Yugoslavia, Romania, Poland, Ukraine, Belaruss, western Russia, central Russia, Western Siberia, eastern Siberia, Kazakastan, Kirgistan, Mongolia, Turkey, Iran, China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, western Himalayas, Pakistan, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Alaska, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Br Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchuan, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Labrador, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconson, Michigan, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusets, Conecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennesee and Virginia at elevations up to 2000 [3800] meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid of coniferous forests in damp humus, tundra, wooded areas and thickets with a creeping rhizome giving rise to elliptic-ovate, lusterous dark green, obscurely veined with silver leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, pubescent, 3 to 14" [7.5 to 35 cm] long, few to several flowered, racemose inflorescence with small pubescent flowers.

Synonyms Elasmatium repens Dulac 1867; Epipactis chinensis (Schltr.) Hu 1925; Epipactis mairei (Schltr.) Hu 1925; Epipactis repens (Linne) Crantz 1769; Epipactis repens var. ophioides (Fernald) A.A.Eaton 1908; Gonogona repens (L.) Link 1822; Goodyera chinensis Schltr.1919; Goodyera mairei Schltr. 1921; Goodyera marginata Lindl. 1840; Goodyera pubescens var. repens (L.) Alph.Wood 1847; Goodyera repens f. ophioides (Fernald) P.M.Br. 1995; Goodyera repens subsp. ophioides (Fernald) Á.Löve & W.Simon 1968; Goodyera repens var. japonica Nakai 1953; Goodyera repens var. marginata (Lindl.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Goodyera repens var. ophioides Fernald 1899; Neottia repens (L.) Sw. 1800; Orchiodes marginatum (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Orchiodes repens (L.) Kuntze 1891; Orchiodes resupinatum Kuntze 1891; Orchis repens (L.) Eyster ex Poir. 1805; Peramium repens Salisb. 1812; Peramium ophioides Rydb. in N.L.Britton 1901; Peramium repens var. ophioides (Fernald) A.Heller 1900; Peramium secundum (Raf.) House 1924; Satyrium hirsutum Gilib. 1792; *Satyrium repens Linne 1753; Serapias repens (L.) Vill. 1787; Tussaca repens (L.) Raf. 1814; Tussaca secunda Raf. 1814

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Goodyera repens var. ophioides Fernald 1899 Photo courtesy of Brandon Gallagher Watson

A Variety of the previous species.