Gastrodia holttumii Carr 1929

Another Angle

Side View of Flower

Tuber Inflorescence and Flowers Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Holttum's Gastrodia [English Botanist in Malaysia 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in penninsular Malaysia at elevations around 400 meters as a miniature [in flower] to medium [in fruit] sized, hot growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial orchid with constricted at intervals tubers giving rise in the spring to a 4" [10 cm] long, erect, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence carrying drooping flowers that last a single day.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaen & Wood 1992 as a syn of G verrucosa