Gastrodia nipponica (Honda) Tuyama 1939

Plant and Flowers in situ Japan Photos by Hisanori Takeuchi and his Orchids of the World Website

Common Name The Japanese Gastrodia

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Japan and Ryukyu Islands as a dwarf sized, cold growing, leafless mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a well developed, tuberous rhizome giving rise to an erect stem carrying 2 to 3 remote, tubular sheaths that blooms in the spring with a few flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant [not nice] flowers

Synonyms *Didymoplexis nipponica Honda 1932; Gastrodia foetida Koidz.1940

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974 draing OK