Goodyera R. Br.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Herbs, terrestrial, rhizomatose, scapose, sticky hairs on peduncles, bracts, sepals and ovaries; roots arising from nodes on the rhizome, fibrous; stems erect with rosette of leaves, not succulent. Leaves evergreen in basal rosette, petiolate; lamina frequently marked with white of pale green. Inflorescence terminal, 5-72-flowered spikes, erect; peduncles with sheathing bracts. Flowers resupinate, white, sometimes tinged green, ivory or brown, sessile; sepals distinct, nearly equal; dorsal sepal and petals forming hood; lip free from column, fleshy. Fruit capsules, erect, dehiscing along 3 ribs.

Worldwide: 105 species, cosmopolitan.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Goodyera
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Goodyera
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Goodyera
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Goodyera
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iNaturalist: Goodyera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Goodyera
JSTOR Plant Science: Goodyera
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Goodyera
Plants of the World Online: Goodyera
Tropicos: Goodyera
Wikipedia: Goodyera

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Goodyera., retrieved 25 April 2024

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