Botanical name: Goodyera procera Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Epipactis procera, Leucostachys procera
Slim Goodyera is a small to large sized terrestrial orchid with a whitish stem enveloped completely by elliptic, sharp-tipped, leaves. Upper leaves are smaller than the lower ones. The plant blooms in early spring on an erect, up to 20 cm long, many flowered, closely set, raceme with 2-3 well spaced bracts and long-triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying flowers that do not open widely. Slim Goodyera is an orchid found in the Himalayas, from Nepal to SE Asia and parts of China, at elevations of 100-2400 m in wet open mossy places among secondary grasslands and open shrubs,commonly along rocky stream valleys.
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