African Plant Database

Goodyera afzelii Schltr.
Protologue : Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 15: 327 (1918)
Information on the genus : Goodyera
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial erect herb to 60 cm tall; rhizome elongate, creeping; stems fleshy, leafy; leaves 4-6, petiolate (2-2,5 cm long), ovate-acute, 7-9x3-3,6 cm, spreading, base of petiole sheathing; inflorescence many-flowered; peduncle to 23 cm long, glandular, with 2-3 bracts; rachis to 17 cm or more long, glandular; bracts lanceolate, 9-11 mm long, glandular; flowers small, ± globose; sepals white-glandular outside, straw-coloured tinged pink, petals pale pinkish, lip pale green to white; pedicel and ovary 6-11 mm long, glandular; dorsal sepal ovate, cucullate, 4,5x2-2,5 mm, forming with the petals a hood over the column; lateral sepals recurved, ovate, 4-5x3 mm; petals obovate, 4,5x c. 2 mm, in apical half adnate to each other; lip 4,5x3,5-4 mm, 2-partite; hypochile globose, deeply saccate, with numerous papillae inside; epichile recurved, ovate-ligulate, c. 2 mm long.
Ecology : Known from W Mozambique, Chimanimani Mts, foot of Martin’s Falls; c. 1550 m alt. (Ball 650). Madagascar.
  First misidentified as Platylepis glandulosa.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Humid, Subhumid; Forest; 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m; distribution: Africa.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
carte afrique num 46933
Record n°46933
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