Gastrodia dyeriana King & Pantl. 1895

TYPE Photo by Copyright Saroj Kumar Kasaju and The E flora of India Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Copyright R Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Cool Cold LATER Summer

Common Name Dyer's Gastrodia [English Director of Kew later 1800's]

Flower Size .4" to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Sikkim and the eastern Himalayas at elevations around 1500 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing mycoheterotrophic, leafless terrestrial with a ridged, glabrous stem enveloped by a few, adpressed, lanceolate, acute, distant sheaths that blooms in the later summer on an erect, laxly, 3 to 9 flowered, near the apex of the stem inflorescence with short, triangular floral bracts and carrying pendent flowers

Synonyms Leptogastrodia dyeriana (King & Pantl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;

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