Goodyera seikomontana Yamam.1932

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Side View

Plant and Flower in situ

Photos by Yellowman

Part shadeWarm CoolLATE winter EARLY spring

Common Name or Meaning The Seikooozan Goodyera [A mountain in Taiwan]- In China Ge Lu Ban Ye Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Hong Kong and southern Taiwan in forest and damp areas along streams at elevations of 700 to 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an ascending stem carrying 3 to 5, well spaced along the stem, slightly fleshy, green, elliptic to obong-elliptic, 3 veined, acute to acuminate, subrounded below leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, pale green, pubescent, 4 to 7.2" [10 to 18 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with pale green, lanceolate, glabrous, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Goodyera viridiflora var. seikomontana (Yamam.) S.S.Ying 1977; Goodyera youngsayei S.Y.Hu & Barretto 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Taiwan Lin 1975 Drawing/photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide