Goodyera yunnanensis Schltr. 1919

Photo by Jin Xiaohua

Full shade cold LATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Yunnan Goodyera

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in northwestern Sichuan and northern and western Yunnan provinces of China in coniferous forests on mossy ground at elevations of 2600 to 3900 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a rosette of solid green, elliptic to lanceolate-elliptic, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, peduncle 1.8 to 3.6" [4.5 to 9 cm] long, pubescent, with 2 to 9 sterile bracts, rachis 1.4 to 4" [3.5 to 10 cm] long, secund, densely 12 to 20 flowered inflorscence with linear-lanceolate to linear, basal ones slightly exceeding the flowers, pubescent, acuminate floral bracts and carrying weakly opening, white to pale green small flowers.

Synonyms Epipactis yunnanensis (Schltr.) Hu 1925; Goodyera serpens Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodromus Schlechter 1919; Orchids of Huanglong Perner & Luo 2007 as G serpens photos not; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide