Gastrodia flavilabella S.S.Ying 1984 Photo by Antonio ansd his The Antonio Webpage

Fruit and Inflorescnece

Plant in situ Taiwan photos by China Orchid Society Webpage

Common Name The Pretty Yellow Gastrodia - In China Xia Tian Ma

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in central Taiwan in open humid forests at elevations around 1100 to 1300 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a stout rhizome giving rise in the summer to an erect, yellowish brown below, dull purplish brown above, to 28" [70 cm] long, rachis 2.8 to 10" [7 to 25 cm] long, laxly 7 to 20 flowered inflorescence with caducous, ovate-lanceolate, acute apically floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;