Gastrodia bambu Metusala 2017 TYPE Photo by Destario Metusala and The Phytotaxa Website


Common Name The Bamboo Gastrodia [refers to the species being found in and around Bamboo]

Flower Size .56 to .64" [1.4 to 1.6 cm]

Found in central Java very close to and deeply shaded by bamboo clumps at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, warm growing holomycotropic terrestrial with a succulent, cylindrical, dark brown rhizome enveloped by numerous scales giving rise in the late winter and early spring to an erect, peduncle greenish brown to pale brown, 1.2 to 5.2" [3 to 13 cm] long, glabrous, 2 to 5 nodes, a tubular, triangular to ovate, light to reddish brown, thin, membraneous, acute apically sheath at each node, 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence with narrowly triangularacute, shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying resupinate, fragrant scented of rotting fish, campanulate, slightly glossy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytotaxa 317 (3): 211218 Metusala 2017 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #1 2019 photo fide;