Goodyera biflora (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Goodyera

Flower Closeup Photos by Rogier van Vugt and his Orchid webpage

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Common Name The Two Flowered Goodyera - In China Da Hua Ban Ye Lan

Flower Size 1" [2/5 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, western Himalayas, China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan and Taiwan in primary, evergreen, broad-leaved wet forests on silicate rocks at elevations of 1500 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 4 to 6, ovate to broadly ovate, acute, velvety dark green, reticulated with silver, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, sub-sessile, pubescent, .4" [1 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with glabrous to slightly hairy, ovate to obovate, shortly acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Epipactis biflora (Lindl.) A.A.Eaton 1908; Epipactis macrantha (Maxim.) A.A.Eaton 1908; Epipactis pauciflora (Schltr.) Hu 1925; *Georchis biflora Lindl. 1840; Goodyera biflora var. macrantha (Maxim.) T.Hashim. 1987; Goodyera macrantha Maxim. 1867; Goodyera pauciflora Schltr.1913; Peramium macranthum (Maxim.) Makino 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1894 drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 G macrantha; Native Orchids of Shaanxi Shaanxi Science & Technology Press 2007 photo fide; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo collection sheet; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing fide/photo fide

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