Goodyera vittata Benth. ex Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Goodyera

Photo by Magnus Liden


Drawing by R Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Plant only

Photo by Mvh Egon

Another Flower not, what is this?

Photo by Lourens Grobler and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Striped Goodyera - In China Xiu Li Ban Ye Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Sikkim, eastern Himalayas and Nepal in rain forests, bamboo and oak jungles in hot valleys and rhodedendron forests at elevations of 1500 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a stout, glabrous stem enveloped by long, tubular, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying thick, ovate-lanceolate, acute, upper surface green with a silver band on the mid rib, lower surface suffused with purple, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, secund, crowded, glabrous, 3 to 4.4" [7.5 to 11 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with several, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, overlapping bracts and lanceolate, acuminate, slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Epipactis vittata (Lindl.) A.A.Eaton 1908; Georchis vittata Lindl. 1857; Orchiodes vittatum (Benth. ex Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1894 drawing good; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing good; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1927; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 6 1973 photo plant only; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #1 2010 photo fide; A review on Spiranthoideae genera in Arunachal Pradesh Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research 27 (1&2) : 1-33, Rao 2011 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015 photo fide; Terrestrial Orchids Swami 2016 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide