Goodyera fusca (Lindl.) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 112 1890. (Syn: Cystorchis fusca (Lindl.) Benth. & Hook.f.; Epipactis fusca (Lindl.) A.A.Eaton; Goodyera fusca Lindl.; Hetaeria fusca Lindl.; Orchiodes fuscum (Lindl.) Kuntze);
1 image. 4 posts by 4 authors.
Goodyera fusca is an alpine ground orchid reaching up to the altitude of 3800m in Garhwal.
grows on grassy slopes with lower leaves making a rosette of few leaves
close to the ground. Flowering scape may reach up to 20 cm. More
interestingly, the new rosettes formed adjacent to older ones in late
season survive as such under the snow during entire winter season
The photograph is of poor quality as it is a copy of my old optical photo taken in 2000.
Beautiful plant. This is actually around Tunganath too …
ORCHIDACEAE Fortnight: Goodyera fusca at 4000m altitude from Uttarakhand DSR_11 : Attachments (3). 7 posts by 6 authors.
Orchid for ID_201010_RKC_02 : Attachments (2). 4 posts by 2 authors.
Date of coll: Aug, 2010
Place of Coll.: On way to Churdhar, Himachal Pradesh (ca 2000m)
Goodyera fusca (Lindl.) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 112 (1890).
Hetaeria fusca Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 491 (1840).
Cystorchis fusca (Lindl.) Benth. & Hook.f., Gen. Pl. 3: 599 (1883).
Orchiodes fuscum (Lindl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 675 (1891).
Epipactis fusca (Lindl.) A.A.Eaton, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 21: 64 (1908).
Distribution: China, Tibet, Eastern Himalaya, Nepal, Uttarakhand, Mayanmar.
This may be new record for Himachal Pradesh. Please check the BSI flora.
The Plant List Annotated checklist of the flowering plants of Nepal (In bold at the top) Flora of China Flowers of India India Biodiversity Portal Lectotypifications in Goodyera (Orchidaceae) – Iaat.org.in (pdf- 2010)