Goodyera foliosa (Lindl.) Benth. ex C.B.Clarke, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 25: 73 1889. (Syn: Cystorchis nebularum Hance; Epipactis foliosa (Lindl.) A.A.Eaton; Epipactis nebularum (Hance) A.A.Eaton; Georchis foliosa Lindl.; Goodyera andersonii King & Pantl.; Goodyera chilanensis S.S.Ying; Goodyera commelinoides Fukuy.; Goodyera foliosa (Lindl.) Benth. ex Hook. f.; Goodyera foliosa var. alba S.Y.Hu & Barretto; Goodyera foliosa f. albiflora N.Yonez.; Goodyera foliosa var. laevis Finet; Goodyera maximowicziana f. commelinoides (Fukuy.) M.Hiroe; Goodyera maximowicziana var. commelinoides (Fukuy.) Masam.; Goodyera nebularum (Hance) Rolfe; Goodyera pachyglossa Hayata; Goodyera secundiflora Griff.; Goodyera sonoharae Fukuy.; Orchiodes foliosum (Lindl.) Kuntze; Orchiodes secundiflorum (Griff.) Kuntze; Peramium pachyglossum (Hayata) Makino);

ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Goodyera foliosa (Lindl.) Benth. ex C.B.Clarke from Hong Kong – PKS-11 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Goodyera foliosa (Lindl.) Benth. ex C.B.Clarke, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 25: 73 (1889).

Georchis foliosa Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 496 (1840).
Orchiodes foliosum (Lindl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 675 (1891).
Epipactis foliosa (Lindl.) A.A.Eaton, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 21: 64 (1908).
Goodyera secundiflora Griff., Not. Pl. Asiat. 3: 393 (1851).
Cystorchis nebularum Hance, J. Bot. 21: 232 (1883).
Orchiodes secundiflorum (Griff.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 675 (1891).
Goodyera andersonii King & Pantl., J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 65: 127 (1896).
Goodyera foliosa var. laevis Finet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 47: 272 (1900).
Goodyera nebularum (Hance) Rolfe, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 36: 45 (1903).
Epipactis nebularum (Hance) A.A.Eaton, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 21: 65 (1908).
Goodyera pachyglossa Hayata, Icon. Pl. Formosan. 4: 117 (1914).
Peramium pachyglossum (Hayata) Makino, J. Jap. Bot. 6: 36 (1929).
Goodyera commelinoides Fukuy., Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Taiwan 32: 298 (1942).
Goodyera sonoharae Fukuy., Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Taiwan 32: 297 (1942).
Goodyera maximowicziana var. commelinoides (Fukuy.) Masam., Sci. Rep. Kanazawa Univ., Biol. 9: 127 (1964).
Goodyera maximowicziana f. commelinoides (Fukuy.) M.Hiroe, Orchid Flowers 2: 70 (1971).
Goodyera foliosa var. alba S.Y.Hu & Barretto, Chung Chi J. 13(2): 8 (1976).
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Goodyera chilanensis S.S.Ying, Col. Ill. Indig. Orch. Taiwan 5: 592 (1995).

Distribution: China, India, Nepal, Japan, Korea, Mayanmar, Vietnam
Current pic taken in Hong Kong in wild.

Marvellous pics …, entire inflorescence covered with crystalline hairs..

Goodyera foliosa from Hong Kong : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Goodyera foliosa from Hong Kong


Location: Godawari, Lalitpur
Date: 11 March 2021
Altitude: 1600m.
Habitat : Wild
Not yet flowered but looks like Goodyera foliosa (Lindl.) Benth. ex. C.B.Clarke var. commelinoides (Fukuy.) F. Maek.

Possibly Goodyera foliosa. Rest is moh maya.
I am surprised Raskoti has such publication.


Goodyera foliosa (Lindl.) Benth. ex C.B.Clarke: 3 images.

Location: Suryavinayak, Bhaktapur, Nepal 
Date: 02 March 2023
Elevation: 1603 m.

Habit : Wild

This is interesting. The leaves in Hong Kong on Goodyera foliosa do not look so bluish!!

I cant confirm what this is without flowers, but then I cant remember what else it can be. Goodyera seikoomontana also has bluish hue on the leaves. But that species is not found in Nepal I think.

I shall check the flowering

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