Gastrodia lacista D.L.Jones 1991

Plant and Habitat Photos by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Deep ShadeColdSpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Cut Up Gastrodia - In Australia The Gastrodia Western Potato Orchid

Flower Size .4 to .5" [1 to 1.2 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 5 to 200 meters in Jarrah forests and she-oak woodlands often near swamps as a small to large sized, cold growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with an erect leafless, slender, fleshy to wiry, 10 to 26" [25 to 65 cm] long stem carrying 5 to 25, tubular, pendant flowers occuring in the spring and early summer.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 photo fide;