Goodyera ruttenii J.J.Sm. 1928

Drawing by © J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade

Common Name Rutten's Goodyera

Flower Size

Found on Seram Island of the Moluccas at elevations around 600 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial with 3, ovate, acuminate to acute, 5 nerved, brownish green veined greenish white, rounded basally into the canaliculate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, peduncle glabrous, to .8" [2 cm] long, rachis to .64" [1.6 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence and carrying dirty white flowers..


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI *Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 3, 10: 101 J J Smith 1928