25. Goodyera dongchenii Lucksom var. gongligongensis X. H. Jin & S. C. Chen, Novon. 18: 72. 2008.
高黎贡斑叶兰 gao li gong ban ye lan
Plants terrestrial, ca. 20 cm tall. Stem ca. 10 cm, 2- or 3-leaved. Leaves spaced along stem, adaxially green with white reticulate venation, ovate, 2.5-3.5 × 1.5-2.3 cm, apex acute; petiole-like base and tubular sheath ca. 0.3 cm. Inflorescence pubescent, ca. 8 cm, 8-10-flowered, secund; peduncle with 3 sterile bracts; floral bracts lanceolate, ca. 15 × 3 mm, pubescent. Flowers not opening widely, white; pedicel and ovary ca. 10 mm, puberulent. Sepals pubescent on outer surface, 3-veined; dorsal sepal narrowly triangular, ca. 10 × 6 mm, apex acuminate; lateral sepals ovate, ca. 10 × 6 mm, apex acuminate. Petals rhombic, ca. 9 × 4 mm, apex acuminate; lip ca. 10 mm; hypochile saccate, inside setose; epichile lanceolate, ca. 7 mm, with 2 fleshy lamellae. Column ca. 2 mm; anther ovoid, ca. 3 mm; rostellum ca. 5 mm, remnant deeply bifid. Fl. Sep.
● Forests; ca. 2400 m. NW Yunnan.
This variety should perhaps be raised to specific rank, as it seems quite distinct from typical Goodyera dongchenii, which occurs in NE India (Sikkim).