Goodyera schlechtendaliana Rchb. f. 1850 SECTION Goodyera

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Common Name Schlechtendal's Goodyera [German Botanist 1800's] - In Japan Miyama-uzura - In China Ban Ye Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm] long

Found in Assam, eastern Himalayas, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Sumatra and Java in lower closed, humid, broadleafed, primary forests to the peaks of the highest mountains in highland primary, montane cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial in damp crevasses with rich humus, a lithophyte on mossy limestone rocks and occasional epiphyte with a stem enveloped completely by to 8, shiny green with pale yellow splotches above, grey green below, ovate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring, summer and fall on an erect, pubescent, 4.8 to 7.6" [12 to 19 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence carrying the flowers all in one plane in the upper 1/4 and having 4 bracts and long-ovate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Anoectochilus japonicus (Blume) Linden 1884; Epipactis labiata (Pamp.) Hu 1925; Epipactis melinostele (Schltr.) Hu 1925; Epipactis schlechtendahliana A.A. Eaton [Rchb.f] 1908; Georchis schlechtendaliana (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1857; Goodyera labiata Pamp. 1910; Goodyera japonica Blume 1858; Goodyera labiata Pamp. 1910; Goodyera melinostele Schltr. 1919; Goodyera schlechtendaliana f. similis (Blume) Makino 1905; Goodyera secundiflora Lindl. 1857; Orchiodes schlechtendalianum (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Peramium schlechtendalianum (Rchb.f.) Makino 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as G secundiflora drawing not; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as G secundiflora; Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodromus Schlechter 1919 as G labiata; Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodromus Schlechter 1919 as G melinostele; Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodromus Schlechter 1919; Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodromus Schlechter 1919 as G secundiflora; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1927; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1927 as G secundiflora; Flore Generale de L'Indo-Chine Gagnepain 1934; Flore Generale de L'Indo-Chine Gagnepain 1934 as G secundiflora; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 1 1973 as G secundiflora photo fide; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974; Native Orchids of Taiwan Lin 1975 Drawing/photo fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Neottiodeae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing ok; Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984 as G secundiflora; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; The Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing good; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995 as G japonica; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchid Digest Vol 65 #1 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 photo fide; Native Orchids of Shaanxi Shaanxi Science & Technology Press 2007 photo fide plant only; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #1 2010 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; A review on Spiranthoideae genera in Arunachal Pradesh Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research 27 (1&2) : 1-33, Rao 2011 drawing fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #8 2014 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos fide; Terrestrial Orchids Swami 2016 photo not = G foliosa?; Orchids of Sikkim and Northeast India Pradhan 2016 Photo plant only Fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide