S. Y. Hu & Barretto
Specimens of this orchid, collected by J. L. Youngsaye
in 1933, were sent to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, by G.
A. C. Herklots. It was tentatively named by V. S. Summerhayes
as Goodyera foliosa (Lindl.) Benth. ex Hook. f. In
1966 another specimen, found by W. G. L. Allan from the same
locality, was sent again to Kew, and Summerhayes was consulted.
The conclusion was that it could be neither. G. schlechtendaliana
Reichb. f. nor G. foliosa because of its thick indumentum
and large flowers. The suggestion was that it may be a species
new to science.
Found in Hong Kong by our team
(A section added to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of The
Chinese University of Hong Kong)