Gastrodia minor Petrie 1893

Plant and Flower in situ New Zealand Photos by Michael Pratt and New Zealand Native Orchids Website

LATER EARLY

Common Name The Lesser Gastrodia - In New Zealand The Small Potato Orchid

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Zealand in lowland to montane forests as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with no leaves and only a very few, small scale leaves widely spaced up the stem that blooms in the later spring and summer on a slender, brown, smooth, erect, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying flowers that barely open.

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References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;

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