Gastrodia effusa P.T.Ong & P.O'Byrne 2012 Photo by Ong Poh Teck and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Wide Open Gastrodia [refers to the flower]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia at elevations around 1050 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a hairy, brown tuber giving rise in the late winter and early spring to an erect to decumbent, fleshy, white becoming purple brown towards the apex, warty towards the apex, peduncle to 2.6" [6.5 cm] long, with 4 brown sterile bracts, rachis to .12" [3 mm] long, successively 2, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Review Vol 10 2012 drawing/photos fide;