Chamaegastrodia shikokiana Makino & Maek. 1935 Photo by Hisanori Takeuchi and his Orchids of the World Website

Common Name The Shikoki Chamaegastrodia - In China Die Qiao Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [7mm]

Found in Japan, Korea, China, Assam, Bhutan and the eastern Himalayas as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing leafless terrestrial with an erect, yellow to pale brownish red stem with a few membraneous sheaths that blooms in the summer on an erect, 1.2 to 2" [3 to5 cm] long, few to more than 10 flowered inflorescence with yellow to pale brownish red, narrowly ovate-elliptic, shorter than the ovary, membraneous, acute floral bracts

Synonyms *Gastrodia shikokiana Makino 1892; Hetaeria shikokiana (Makino & Maek.) Tuyama 1965

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257 - 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce and Cribb 2002; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide

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