Gastrodia falconeri D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1998

Plant in situ India

Drawing Drawing by Lindley as Gamoplexis orobanchoides and The Plant Illustration Website

Full shade Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning Falconer's Gastrodia [English Botanist and Director of Calcutta Botanical Garden 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Pakistan and the western Himalayas at elevations of 2100 to 2750 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a globose tuber giving rise to an erect, stout, 10 to 24" [25 to 60 cm] long stem with distant, short, loose, lowest almost truncate, the upper ones acute to acuminate sheaths that blooms in the summer on an erect, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, often longer than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Gamoplexis orobanchoides Falc. 1847; Gastrodia orobanchoides (Falc.) Hook.f. 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of the Sikkim Himalaya King and Pantling 1898 as G orobanchoides; Orchids of the North-Western Himalayas Duthiue 1900 as G orobanchoides drawing fide;

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