Gastrodia entomogama D.L.Jones 1991

InflorescencePhotos by Colin and Misha Rowan and their The Retired Aussies Website

Full shade Cold LATE Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Inside? Gastrodia - In Australia The Brindabella Potato Orchid

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania Australia in montane forests amongst grasses and shrubs in eucalypt forests at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a small to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the late spring and early summer with a stout, dark brown to blackish, erect, 12 to 40" [.3 to 1 meter] long, 5 to 60 flowered inflorescnece


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide