8. Goodyera recurva Lindley, J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 1: 183. 1857.
长苞斑叶兰 chang bao ban ye lan
Epipactis prainii (J. D. Hooker) A. A. Eaton; E. recurva (Lindley) A. A. Eaton; Goodyera prainii J. D. Hooker; G. recurva var. prainii (J. D. Hooker) Pradhan; Orchiodes recurva (Lindley) Kuntze.
Plants epiphytic, 12-18 cm tall. Rhizome slender, few noded. Stem erect, 3-4 cm, 6- or 7-leaved. Leaves spaced along stem or clustered, abaxially pale green, adaxially green, without white markings, narrowly ovate-oblong, narrowly ovate, or ovate-elliptic, 3-5.5 × 0.5-1.5 cm, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, apex acute; petiole-like base and tubular sheath 1-2 cm. Peduncle strongly recurved toward apex, 5-9 cm, pubescent, with 3-5 sterile bracts; rachis 5-7 cm, densely many flowered; floral bracts narrowly lanceolate, 7-14 mm, basal ones exceeding flowers, pubescent, apex acuminate. Flowers barely opening, white, small; pedicel and ovary oblong-fusiform, 7-8 mm, sparsely pubescent. Sepals sparsely pubescent on outer surface, 1-veined; dorsal sepal ovate, 5-6 × 3-3.5 mm, apex acute; lateral sepals oblong, oblique, 5-6 × 2.1-2.3 mm, apex acute. Petals linear-oblong, oblique, 5-6 × 1.3-1.5 mm, 1-veined, apex acute; lip broadly ovate, cymbiform, 5-6 × 3-3.2 mm; hypochile concave-saccate, inside glabrous, slightly thickened along 5 veins; epichile linear-ligulate, ca. 3.5 mm, apex recurved. Column ca. 2 mm; anther subovoid, apex acuminate; rostellum remnant deeply bifid. Fl. Sep.
Tree trunks in evergreen broad-leaved forests; 1400-2800 m. N Fujian, Hunan, W Yunnan [Bhutan, N India].