Gastrodia crispa J.J.Sm. 1921 Photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Curled Gastrodia

Flower Size .64" [1.6 cm]

Found in western Java in damp primary forests in deep humus and shade at elevations of 820 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a rhizome giving rise in the winter to a very dark brown, to 14" [35 cm] long, rachis 6" [15 cm] long, successively 11 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 flowers open open at any one time.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide