Gastrodia gracilis Blume 1856

Plant in situ JapanPhotos by B K F Forest Herbarium and The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Website

Full shade Cold LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Graceful Gastrodia - In Japan Nayo-tenma

Flower Size .24 to .28" [6 to 7 mm long]

Found in Honshu Japan in wet montane evergreen broadleaf forests as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing mycoheterotrophic terrestrial that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, long pedunculate, 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Gastrodia dioscoreirrhiza Hayata 1916; Gastrodia taiwaniana Fukuy. 1934

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;