Goodyera thailandica Seidenf. 1969

Photo by Li Jianwu

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Gunnar Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Cool LATER winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Thailand Goodyera

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in India? and Thailand in seasonal evergreen forests and hill evergreen forests on granite or limestone at elevationsof 200 to 1125 meters as a medium sized [when blooming], hot to cool growing terrestrial or lithophyte with an erect stem carrying 4 to 7, herbaceous, crowded on the lower part of the stem, green above, pale light green beneath, obliquely elliptic to broadly lanceolate, acute to acuminate leaves petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later winter to early spring on an erect, terminal, glandular-pubescent, rachis 2.8 to 7.2" [7 to 18 cm] long, relatively lax. 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, laxly 9 to many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Neottiodeae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Flora of Thailand Vol 12 Part 1 Orchidaceae Santisuk & Larsen 2011 drawing fide; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing fide Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide