Gastrodia bambu Metusala 2017

TYPE Photo by Destario Metusala and The Phytotaxa Website


Common Name The Bamboo Gastrodia [refers to the species being found in and around Bamboo]

Flower Size .56 to .64" [1.4 to 1.6 cm]

Found in central Java and Vietnam very close to and deeply shaded by bamboo clumps at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, warm growing holomycotropic terrestrial with a succulent, cylindrical, dark brown rhizome enveloped by numerous scales giving rise in the late winter and early spring to an erect, peduncle greenish brown to pale brown, 1.2 to 5.2" [3 to 13 cm] long, glabrous, 2 to 5 nodes, a tubular, triangular to ovate, light to reddish brown, thin, membraneous, acute apically sheath at each node, 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence with narrowly triangularacute, shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying resupinate, fragrant scented of rotting fish, campanulate, slightly glossy flowers.

Synonyms Demorchis bambu (Metusala) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2019; Demorchis khangii (Aver.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2019; Gastrodia khangii Aver. 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytotaxa 317 (3): 211218 Metusala 2017 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #1 2019 photo fide; Taiwania 63(3) New Orchids (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae and Vandoideae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Van Canh NGUYEN, Hoang Tuan NGUYEN, Ba Vuong TRUONG, Phi Tam NGUYEN, Sinh Khang NGUYEN, Tatiana V. MAISAK, Hiep Tien NGUYEN, Duc Nam BUI, Xuan Canh CHU 2018 as Gastrodia khangii photo fide;