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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Orchidaceae | Goodyera

Goodyera wuana T. Tang & F. T. Wang

Description from Flora of China

Plants terrestrial, ca. 12 cm tall. Stem ascending, 7-leaved. Leaves spaced along stem, abaxially pale green, adaxially green with white venation and irregular markings, ovate, 1.3-1.5 × 0.6-0.7 cm, base cuneate, apex acute; petiole-like base and tubular sheath to 0.8 cm. Peduncle green, pubescent, with 3 sterile bracts; rachis to 3 cm, 9-flowered, secund; floral bracts lanceolate, ca. 5.5 mm, apex acuminate. Flowers barely opening, white tinged pink, small; pedicel and ovary cylindric-fusiform, ca. 5.5 mm, sparsely pubescent. Sepals glabrous, 1-veined; dorsal sepal elliptic-oblong, ca. 4.2 × 1.5-1.8 mm, apex obtuse; lateral sepals ovate, oblique, 4-4.5 × 2.3-2.5 mm, apex obtuse. Petals spatulate, oblique, 4-4.2 × ca. 1.2 mm, 1-veined, apex obtuse; lip ovate, 3.8-4 × ca. 4 mm; hypochile concave-saccate, glabrous, with 2 lamellae inside; epichile triangular, apex obtuse, extending forward. Column ca. 2.5 mm including anther. Fl. Aug-Sep.

● Forests. W Sichuan.


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