Goodyera sonoharae Fukuy. 1942 Photo by the Orchid Website

Common Name The Sonohara Goodyera [An Area of the Ryukyu Islands] In Japan Kunigami-syusu-ran

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Ryukyu Islands as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a decumbent rhizome giving rise to a glabrous, erect, stem carrying 5 to 8 basal, obliquely ovate to ovate-elliptic, acute, abruptly contracted into the petiolate base leaves and becoming glandular pilose towards the short to 2" [5 cm] long, erect, several flowered, pilose inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts

Said to be synomonous with G foliosa but differs in the pilose exterior of the sepals and the much wider appearance of the flower


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974