Gastrodia menghaiensis Z.H.Tsi & S.C.Chen 1994

Plant In Situ China

Drawing by Z. H. Tsi & S. C. Chen The Orchid Society of China


Drawing by Z. H. Tsi & S. C. Chen and the Chinese Botany Pages

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Menghai Gastrodia [A city in Yunnan China] - In China Meng Ha Tian Ma

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in southern Yunnan province of China in forests margins at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a thickened, somewhat tuber-like, subellipsoid rhizome giving rise to an erect, brown to grey stem with several membraneous sheaths and no green leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Leptogastrodia menghaiensis (Z.H.Tsi & S.C.Chen) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;