Gastrodia spatulata (Carr) J.J.Wood 2011 Drawing by Eleanor Catherine/Wood etal 1993

deep shade Cool

Common Name The Spathulate Gastrodia [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern Borneo in hill forests at elevations around 1100 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a villous, cylindrical tuber giving rise to an erect, simple stem enveloped by imbricate tubular sheaths that blooms on a 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with adpressed to the pedicel and carrying resupinate, campanulate, white flowers with orange petals and a greenish brown lip.

Synonyms *Neoclemensia spathulata Carr 1935

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; *The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011

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