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Goodyera erythrodoides

Goodyera erythrodoides

Goodyera erythrodoides Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1911) 49

Type: Schlechter 17748 (B, lost; iso AMES 2x, BO, K, L, NSW); 17981 (B, lost)

Synonyms:

  • Goodyera waitziana Blume var. vitiensis L.O.Williams, Bot. Mus. Leafl. 5 (1938) 111
    - Type: Smith 1062 (holo AMES 42090; iso BISH, K, NY, P, US)
  • Goodyera vitiensis (L.O.Williams) Kores, Allertonia 5 (1989) 25

Terrestrial, erect, 25-50 cm high. Rhizome decumbent, stem-like. Roots elongated, flexuose, villose. Stem straight or almost straight, densely leafy. Leaves erect-patent or patent, petiolate; blade obliquely lanceolate, acute or subacute, on both sides glabrous, 6-10 cm long, below the middle 1.2-2.7 cm wide; petiole dilated at the base, clasping the stem, 2-3 cm long. Inflorescence erect, peduncle long, above the middle with a few distant, lanceolate, acuminate, closely appressed scales, terete, glabrous, towards the rachis glandulose-puberulous, rachis densely 8-15-flowered, elongated, up to 8 cm long. Bracts erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate, mostly about as long as the ovary. Flowers suberect. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, with backwards-pointing, glandulose-puberulous, hairs obtuse, 0.5 cm long. Lateral sepals oblique, subfalcate. Petals at the base linear-unguiculate, obliquely rhombic, obtuse, glabrous, as long as the median sepal, cohering along their interior margins. Lip erect, oblong, cucullate-concave, outside at the base notched, in front produced into a rounded, decurved lobe, as long as the sepals, near the middle when not flattened 0.3 cm wide, inside, except for a smooth median band, to above the middle densely covered with subulate papillae. Column slender, in front obtusely keeled, the sides not winged; rostellum erect, anther cordate, ovate, acute or subacute. Ovary cylindrical, 0.8 cm long, densely covered with backwards-pointing, glandulose hairs. (After Schlechter, 1911-1914).


Sepals red brown, petals and lip white.

Terrestrial in hill and lower montane forest. Altitude 400-1000 m.

New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji.

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Warm to intermediate growing terrestrial, keep in shade.

May, July.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Orchidoideae
  • Tribe Cranichideae
  • Subtribe Goodyerinae
  • Genus Goodyera
  • Section Otosepalum
  • Species Goodyera erythrodoides
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 20, fig. 67
  • Lewis, B.A. & P.J. Cribb, Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville (1991) 35, fig. 4K-S

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Goodyera erythrodoides

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Goodyera erythrodoides

Goodyera erythrodoides Schltr., from Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 20, fig. 67

Goodyera erythrodoides

Goodyera erythrodoides Schltr., herbarium sheet, Schlechter 17748, isotype specimen (L)