Gastrodia albidoides Y.H.Tan & T.C.Hsu 2012

Photo by Tan Yunhong and The Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Graden Website

Full shade Warm LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The White Gastrodia

Flower Size .2 to .28" [5 to 7 mm]

Found in Yunnan China in tropical rainforests at elevations of 700 to 800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a fleshy, tuberous, fusiform, grayish brown rhizome giving rise in the later spring to an erect, terminal, .4 to 3.4" [1 to 8.5 cm] long, white to pale whitish rachis less than .2" [5 mm] long, 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence with membranous, ovate to broadly ovate sheaths and membraneous, ovate to ovate-oblong, acute, pale yellowish brown floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytotaxa 66: 3842 YUN-HONG TAN1, TIAN-CHUAN HSU2, BO PAN1, JIAN-WU LI1 & QIANG LIU1 (2012) photo/drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;