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Goodyera

See list of 4 species in this genus

Reference: Kallunki (2002).

  • 1a. Spike cylindric, equally dense on all sides, the spiral of flowers hardly discernible; labellum lacking fleshy callosities on the inner surface, with a reflexed tip; rostellum notched; scape with 4–14 bracts
  • 1b. Spike usually less dense, with secund flowers or with flowers arranged in an evident spiral; labellum with fleshy callosities on the inner surface, with a spreading or recurved tip; rostellum with a 2-pronged beak; scape with 2–7 bracts
    • 2a. Labellum 4.9–7.9 mm long; leaf blades typically white only on the midvein [Fig. 165]; beak of the rostellum 2.3–3.6 mm long
    • 2b. Labellum 1.8–5.5 mm long; leaf blades typically white on the primary lateral veins; beak of the rostellum 0.2–1.7 mm long
      • 3a. Spike with usually secund flowers [Fig. 166]; leaf blades with usually 5 nerves; labellum deeply saccate, the pouch as deep as long, with an elongate, recurved apex; beak of the rostellum 0.2–0.6 mm long; anthers blunt with an apiculus at apex
      • 3b. Spike with usually flowers in a loose spiral; leaf blades with usually 5–9 nerves; labellum shallowly saccate, the pouch longer than deep, with a short, spreading to recurved apex; beak of the rostellum 0.6–1.7 mm long; anthers usually acuminate

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