Goodyera afzelii Schltr.

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Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Terrestrial herb up to 60 cm high, growing from a creeping rhizome. Stems erect, fleshy. Leaves 7-9, suberect to spreading, ovate, 3-3.6 cm long; petiole distinct, 2-2.5 cm long, broadening towards the sheathing base. Inflorescence up to 17 cm long, many-flowered on a glandular peduncle up to 23 cm long; Flower small, subglobose white-glandular on the outside of the straw-coloured, pink-tinged sepals; petals pale pinkish; lip saacate at the base with numerous papillae inside, ovate tongue-shape at the apex, pale green to whitish.
Derivation of specific name: afzelii: after Adam Afzelius of Uppsala (1750-1837), Swedish botanist and pupil of Linnaeus.
Habitat: In shade on forest floor.
Altitude range: 1550 m (approx)
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Worldwide distribution: Known only from Madagascar and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Cribb, P.J. & Ormerod, P. (2001). Goodyera R. Br. (Orchidaceae): a new generic record for tropical Africa. Kew Bulletin 56(2) Pages 501 - 502.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Goodyera afzelii
African Plant Database: Goodyera afzelii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Goodyera afzelii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Goodyera afzelii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Goodyera afzelii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Goodyera afzelii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Goodyera afzelii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Goodyera afzelii
iNaturalist: Goodyera afzelii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Goodyera afzelii
JSTOR Plant Science: Goodyera afzelii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Goodyera afzelii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Goodyera afzelii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Goodyera afzelii
Plants of the World Online: Goodyera afzelii
Tropicos: Goodyera afzelii
Wikipedia: Goodyera afzelii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Goodyera afzelii., retrieved 28 September 2021

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