Gastrodia queenslandica Dockrill 1964

Plant in situ Photos by B Gray and The Australian Tropical Rainforest Orchids Website


Common Name The Queensland Gastrodia - In Australia Rainforest Bells

Flower Size .4" [ 1 cm]

Found in Queensland Australia in shady locations within lowland rainforests at elevations of 10 to 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial orchid without leaves that has an erect, 12 to 28" [30 to 70 cm] long, dark purple, white flecked, slender, fleshy stem that blooms in the mid spring through early summer on an erect, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Demorchis queenslandica (Dockrill) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide