Gastrodia fontinalis T.P.Lin 1987

Plant and Flower in situ Taiwan

Photos by Gastrodia and the Chinese Orchid Blog Webpage

Common Name The ? Gastrodia - In China Chun Tian Ma

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in northern Taiwan in bamboo forests as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial without leaves with a flexuous, cylindric, slender rhizome giving rise in the winter on an erect, pale brown, to 4" [10 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4, amplexicaul, below the middle sheaths and acute apically, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010;