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Goodyera angustifolia

Goodyera angustifolia

Goodyera angustifolia Schltr. in K.Schum. & Lauterb., Nachtr. Fl. Deutsch. Schutzgeb. Südsee (1905) 92

Type: Schlechter 13892 (holo B, lost)

Stems creeping in basal part, near the base laxely several-leaved. Leaves petiolate; petiole 2-2.5 cm long, strongly dilated to the base, clasping the stem; blade linear to linear-lanceolate, 9-13 by 0.7-1 cm, apex acute to acuminate. Inflorescence racemose, 30 cm long, minutely glandular-pubescent, peduncle-scales distant, subulate-acuminate; rachis 5 cm long, rather laxely several-flowered. Floral bracts lanceolate, the lower ones longer than the ovary, upper ones as long as the ovary, apex acute. Pedicel and ovary 0.7-0.8 cm long, subcylindric, minutely glandular pubescent. Flowers resupinated, c. 0.7 cm across. Dorsal sepal lanceolate, 0.5 cm by 2 mm, outside minutely glandular pubescent, apex acute. Lateral sepals a little wider than the dorsal sepal, 0.5 cm long, apex subacute; outside minutely glandular-pubescent. Petals narrowly linear, 0.5 cm long, cohering along their inner margins, apex obtuse. Lip ovate, concave, in apical part constricted, widening to a suborbicular, obtuse terminal lobe, 0.6 by 0.3 cm, inside near the base sparsely covered with backwards-pointing papillae. Column long for the genus, widened across the stigma, rostellum bifid. Anther erect, obcordate, acute.
(After Schlechter, 1905).

Flower brownish.

Between leaf litter in lowland rain forest. Altitude 150 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua (Indonesia); Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Warm growing terrestrial, keep in shade.


  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Orchidoideae
  • Tribe Cranichideae
  • Subtribe Goodyerinae
  • Genus Goodyera
  • Section Otosepalum
  • Species Goodyera angustifolia
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1911) 50
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 21, fig. 68

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Goodyera angustifolia

Goodyera angustifolia Schltr., from Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 21, fig. 68