Goodyera pubescens plate
Goodyera pubescens plate from
Collectanea Botanica

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
SubTribe: Goodyerinae
Genus: Goodyera
R.Br. in W.T.Aiton 1813
Type Species
Goodyera repens

Goodyera abbreviated as Gdyra. in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae) belonging to the subfamily Orchidoideae.


Orchids of this genus grow in environments ranging from alpine valleys in Scandinavia to east Asia, the Pacific Islands, New Guinea, Australia to coniferous forests in North America.


Goodyera flowers are characterized by a saccate nectary of the lip with a beak-shaped apex. Sepals and petals are connivant over the column. Pollinia in Goodyera are granular, in contrast to Cranichideae, another member of this tribe.

Creeping rhizomes and rosettes of evergreen leaves characterize the genus. Goodyera is closely related to the genus Spiranthes.


Plants are usually grown in cool to warm conditions. Keep plants in a shady area. Pot with a well drain medium composed of sand, fir bark, perlite, and soil. Plants should be kept evenly moist


The genus is named after botanist John Goodyer.


  1. Cionisaccus Breda 1829
  2. Cordylostylis Falc. 1842
  3. Elasmatium Dulac 1867
  4. Geobina Raf. 1838
  5. Georchis Lindley 1833
  6. Gonogona Lk. 1822
  7. Leucostachys Hoffmannsegg 1842
  8. Orchiodes Trew. 1891
  9. Peramium Salisb. 1894
  10. Salacistis Rchb.f 1856
  11. Tussaca Raf. 1814
  12. Tylostylis Bl. 1828

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