Gastrodia flavilabella S.S.Ying 1984

Photo by Antonio and his The Antonio Webpage

Fruit and Inflorescnece

Plant in situ Taiwan

photos by The China Orchid Society Webpage

Common Name The Pretty Yellow Gastrodia - In China Xia Tian Ma

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in central Taiwan in open humid forests at elevations around 1100 to 1300 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a stout rhizome giving rise in the summer to an erect, yellowish brown below, dull purplish brown above, to 28" [70 cm] long, rachis 2.8 to 10" [7 to 25 cm] long, laxly 7 to 20 flowered inflorescence with caducous, ovate-lanceolate, acute apically floral bracts

Synonyms Leptogastrodia flavilabella (S.S.Ying) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2019

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;