Gastrodia papuana Schltr. 1911 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Papua Gastrodia

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea at elevations around 800 to 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with an oblong, horizontal rhizome giving rise to a somewhat flexuous to substrict, terete, glabrous stems with a few small, clasping sheaths that blooms in the winter on an erect, lax, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with ovate, obtuse, glabrous floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white flushed with pale brown and the petals are darker and there is a pure white lip..

Synonyms Demorchis papuana (Schltr.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;

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