Terrestrial fleshy herbs, to 40 cm tall. Leaves to 16 x 2.5 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate; petiole sheathing at base. Flowers greenish-white, in 15-20 cm long, dense spike; bracts 7.5 x 2.5 cm, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, margins glandular hairy, 1-veined; dorsal sepal 3.5 x 2 mm, ovate, acute, 3-veined; lateral sepals 2.5 x 2 mm, elliptic, acute, 3-veined; petals 2.9 x 1 mm, obliquely spathulate, 1-veined; lip 2.5 x 2 mm, cymbiform, with infolded margins; midlobe obtusely bilobed, recurved; hypochile with tuft of hairs; disc with 2 calli.  

Flowering and fruiting: February-March
Evergreen forests
Indo-Malaya to east Asia


This herb is from Satpura Tiger Reserve

Photographed on 7-6-09

Family : Orhcidaceae

I think this plant is Goodyera procera

Experts please comment on id 

yes, it should be Goodyera procera


ORCHIDACEAE Juss.: Goodyera procera (Ker Gawl.) Hook. PKS-12 :  Attachments (3). 6 posts by 6 authors.

Goodyera procera (Ker Gawl.) Hook., Exot. Fl. 1: t. 39 (1823).
Neottia procera Ker Gawl., Bot. Reg. 8: t. 639 (1822).
Leucostachys procera (Ker Gawl.) Hoffmanns., Verz. Orchid.: 26 (1842).
Orchiodes procerum (Ker Gawl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 675 (1891).
Epipactis procera (Ker Gawl.) A.A.Eaton, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 21: 65 (1908).
Peramium procerum (Ker Gawl.) Makino, J. Jap. Bot. 6: 36 (1929).
Neottia parviflora Blume, Bijdr.: 408 (1825), nom. illeg.
Cionisaccus lanceolatus Breda, Gen. Sp. Orchid. Asclep. 2: t. 8 (1829).
Cordylestylis foliosa Falc., J. Bot. (Hooker) 4: 75 (1841).
Goodyera carnea A.Rich., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., II, 15: 80 (1841).
Spiranthes parviflora Hassk., Cat. Hort. Bot. Bogor.: 47 (1844), nom. illeg.
Goodyera parviflora Blume, Coll. Orchid.: 34 (1858).
Goodyera lancifolia Franch. & Sav., Enum. Pl. Jap. 2: 520 (1878).
Orchiodes parviflorum (Blume) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 675 (1891).
Epipactis parviflora (Blume) A.A.Eaton, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 21: 65 (1908).
Epipactis philippinensis Ames, Orchidaceae 2: 60 (1908).
Goodyera philippinensis (Ames) Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 45: 392 (1911).
Distribution: Tropical & Subtropical Asia
Present pic taken in Dehradun.

Thanks … for this species….

Picture from Dehradun, from a garden??

Inflorescence with large number of flowers looks great!

Very fine spike filled with numerous flowers. Very different from G.fusca or G.repens.


Please find the images of Goodyera procera (Ker Gawl.) Hook. taken from Khandadhar hills, 2500 ft above msl, from Sundargarh district of Odisha. Identified by …


Herb Id from Bangladesh SM023 : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).

Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wet place along the stream

Location: Bandarban

Flowering: March

Seems some terrestrial Orchid.

Gooddyera procera

Seems closer to it but expert’s determination will be better.

May be any Malaxis..??

It seems like Goodyera procera.

Goodyera procera

I saw this orchid first time in nature. Few plants were growing on a mossy slope along a thin perennial rivulet. I thought it something very interesting but later proved as G. procera (Ker Gawl.) Hook. (Orchidaceae).

Awesome capture Sir. Very informative also.

Yes sir this is Goodyera procera.

Thanks a lot for sharing. Now a days flowering in Hong Kong in wild too.

Images by tspkumar



TSP-JUN2017-04-465; Images of Goodyera procera (Orchidaceae): 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)

Presenting few images of Goodyera procera (Orchidaceae
Habitat: Wild, Terrestrial, disturbed semi-evergreen forest fringe
Sighting: Near Sakaleshpur,Karnataka, about 1000 msl
Date: 21-02-2017

Very nice pics and yes Goodyera procera.Thanks a lot for sharing.

Wow So Beauuutiful. I will love to see this live

Herb Id from Bangladesh_SM_1431 : 17 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)
Habitat:  Rocky hill near stream
Location: Sangu Matamuri Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandarban 
Picture taken: February, 2019

Could it be some Chlorophytum?

To me looks different from comparative images at Chlorophytum

This could be some Orchadiceae. May be … could throw some light.

Goodyera procera

That is what I was guessing. Thank you …

Attachments (1) – 2 Mb.

SK1931 20 May 2019 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7) – around 600 kb each.
Location: Okharpauwa, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation:  1721 m.
Date: 10 May 2019
Habit : Wild
Goodyera procera (Ker Gawl.) Hook. ??

Yes Goodyera procera

Goodyera procera from Hong Kong : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)- 4 mb and 65 kb.

Goodyera procera

Family: Orchidaceae
Location: Hong Kong

I will suggest that if you are not doing any research then please do not collect any plants just for the sake of collection. This is although a common plant, but for example I have never seen it in Jharkhand during my studies. It had been reported from there in past.


Goodyera procera (Ker Gawl.) Hook. : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4) – 1 mb or more.

Location: Kathmamdu, Nepal
Date: 01 April 2020
Elevation: 1300 m.

Habit: Wild

Very nice Goodyera procera.


Goodyera procera (Ker Gawl.) Hook.: 5 very high resolution images.
Location: Central Nepal
Altitude: 1400 m.
Date : 02 April 2021

Yes Goodyera procera

Excellent photographs

We have this plants in YVU Lead Botanic Garden Kadapa AP.