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Goodyera brachystegia Hand.-Mazz.

Description from Flora of China

Plants terrestrial, 18-20 cm tall. Rhizome short. Stem erect or ascending, 5- or 6-leaved. Leaves rosulate at base of stem, green, without white markings, broadly elliptic or ovate, 2.4-3.3 × 1.5-2 cm, base rounded, apex acute; petiole-like base and tubular sheath 1-1.5 cm. Peduncle densely pubescent, with 5-7 sterile bracts; rachis 6.5-8 cm, densely many flowered, subsecund; floral bracts lanceolate, ca. as long as ovary, sparsely pubescent, apex acuminate. Flowers opening weakly, white, small; pedicel and ovary cylindric-fusiform, ca. 5 mm, pubescent. Sepals pubescent on outer surface, 1-veined; dorsal sepal narrowly ovate-oblong, ca. 2.5 × 1.5 mm, concave, apex obtuse; lateral sepals oblong, slightly oblique, ca. 3 × 1.6 mm, apex obtuse. Petals rhombic-oblanceolate, oblique, ca. 2.5 × 1.2 mm, 1-veined, apex obtuse or subacute; lip broadly ovate, ca. 2.5 mm; hypochile concave-saccate, ca. 1.2 × 2.5 mm, glabrous, inside with thickened veins; epichile oblong, ca. 1.3 mm, apex obtuse, slightly reflexed. Column extremely short; anther ovoid-cordate, ca. 1 mm; rostellum ca. 1 mm, remnant deeply bifid. Fl. Jun, fr. Aug.

● Forests; 1300-2000 m. SW Guizhou, C and NE Yunnan.


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