Goodyera rosea (H.Perrier) Ormerod 2006

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion

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Full shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Rose Colored Goodyera

Flower Size

Found in eastnorth eastern Madagascar and Reunion at elevatians around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 10 to 12, ovate-lanceolate, acute, 3 veined, attenuate below into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, peduncle enveloped completely by acute sheaths, to 14" [35 cm] long, rachis to 2.4" [6 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence

"Bosser & Cribb (2003) based their genus Bathiorchis on this species which has flowers in which the column has a reduced rostellum and a seemingly terminal (rather than ventral) stigmatic area. They compared Bathiorchis to Platylepis A. Rich. but in my opinion their type species Gymnochilus roseum is more closely related to the Madagascan species of Goodyera. Goodyera rosea is a larger plant than G. goudotii but has lanceolate floral bracts and similar adornments on the labellum. Goodyera perrieri (Schltr.) Schltr. is another similar species to G. rosea and the former also has a reduced rostellum and similarly shaped labellum although the plant differs in having a stem with subrosulate leaves and a laxly flowered inflorescence." Ormerod 2006

Synonyms Bathiorchis rosea (H.Perrier) Bosser & P.J.Cribb 2003; *Gymnochilus roseus H.Perrier 1936

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 as Gymnochilus roseum drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb and Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; Taiwania, 51(3): 153-161, Notulae Goodyerinae (III) Ormerod 2006;