Gastrodia pubilabiata Sawa 1980

Plant and Flowers in situ Japan

Photos by Hisanori Takeuchi and his Orchids of the World Website

Common Name The Hairy Lipped Gastrodia - In China Dong Tian Ma

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Japan and Taiwan in bamboo forests and in bamboo plantations at elevations of 200 to 300 meters as a dwarf sized, cool to cold growing, leafless, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a subcylindric to fusiform rhizome that blooms in the winter on a dark brown, densely many noded, rachis very short, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate floral bracts and carrying fragrant [not nice] flowers

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Gastrodia hiemalis T.P.Lin 1987;

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