Gastrodia confusa Honda & Tuyama 1939


Photos by Hiroshi Nakayama and his Calypso Lip Website

Common Name The Confused Gastrodia - In China Da Dai Tian Ma

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Japan, Korea, Ryukyu Islands, and Taiwan in bamboo forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial without leaves and a brown, obconic to fusiform, 5 to 8 noded rhizome with 8 to 10 scales at each node that blooms in the fall on a pale brown, to 5.2" [13 cm] long, densely 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence with several sheaths and ovate, acute floral bracts and carrying suberect to nodding resupinate flowers

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Gastrodia confusa f. viridis Suetsugu 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;