9. Goodyera pendula Maximowicz, Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg. 32: 623. 1888.
垂叶斑叶兰 chui ye ban ye lan
Epipactis pendula (Maximowicz) A. A. Eaton; Peramium pendulum (Maximowicz) Makino.
Plants epiphytic or lithophytic, 13-15 cm tall. Rhizome slender, many noded. Stem pendulous, 5-6 cm, many leaved. Leaves spaced along stem, both surfaces green, without white markings, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 2-3.5 × 0.5-0.7 cm, 3-5-veined, base cuneate, apex acuminate; petiole-like base and tubular sheath to ca. 1 cm. Peduncle strongly recurved midway along length, green, 3-5 cm, sparsely pubescent, with several foliaceous sterile bracts; rachis 4-6 cm, densely many flowered, secund; floral bracts lanceolate, 4-10 mm, membranous, pubescent, apex acuminate. Flowers opening weakly, white tinged red-orange at center of lip, small; pedicel and ovary fusiform, 3-5 mm, pubescent. Sepals similar, narrowly ovate, 3-4 × 1-1.2 mm, pubescent on outer surface, 1-veined, apex subobtuse. Petals narrowly oblanceolate, 3-4 × 0.2-0.4 mm, apex obtuse; lip ovate, cymbiform, 2.8-3.5 mm, shorter than sepals; hypochile saccate, inside glabrous and without ornamentation; epichile ligulate, incurved at apex. Column 1.5-2 mm. Fl. Jun-Jul. 2n = 28, 30.
Forest margins; 1800-1900 m. C Taiwan [Japan].