Goodyera pendula

Family Orchidaceae
Subfamily Orchidoideae
Tribe Cranichideae
Scientific name Goodyera pendula Maximovicz
Synonyms Epipactis pendula (Maximovicz) A. A. Eaton, non C. Thomas; Peramium pendulum (Maximovicz) Makino
Common name (Japanese common name) (ツリシュスラン, 吊繻子蘭 [meaning: pendant satin orchid])
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa
(Other nations) Taiwan
Habitat Mountane wet forest
Chromosomal number 2n=30
Description Leaves 2-4cm long, 5-10mm wide. Stems bowing 10-20cm long. Flowers sepals ca. 4mm long, flowering in August. Epiphyte on tree trunks or lithophyte on rocks. Perennial plants.
Reference Goodyera pendula Maxim. (Orchidaceae), A Neglected Species in the Flora of Taiwan
Note Condition of taking photos was very bad. The orchid below was cultivated in a orchid room where every ordinary visitor was not permitted to enter in. I took these photos thurough thick and a little bit dirty glass window.

August 2008
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden
August 2008
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden

April 2009
at my home