Gastrodia peichatieniana S.S.Ying 1987

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Common Name The Bei Cha Tian Gastrodia - In China Bei Cha Tian

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in northern and central Taiwan in forests at elevations around 900 to 1500 meters as a miniature to medium sized, warm to cool growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a fleshy, villous rhizome giving rise in the fall to an erect, pale, white brown, to 8 to 12.8" [20 to 32 cm] long, laxly 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence with several basal sheaths and pale brown, narrowly oblong-ovate, acute apically floral bracts and carrying erect, not opening widely, non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Gastrodia autumnalis T.P.Lin 1987; Leptogastrodia peichatieniana (S.S.Ying) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2019

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