Gastrodia tonkinensis Aver. & Averyanova 2006

TYPE Drawing Type Drawing by Leonid Averyanov and the The Orchids of Vietnam Illustrated survey Part 3 Subfamily Epidendroideae primitive_tribes -Neottieae VanilleaeGastrodieaeNervilieae Websitre

Common Name The Tonkin Gastrodia

Flower Size 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm]

Found in northern Vietnam in primary broadleaved evergreen lowland forests on shale at elevations around 300 to 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with irregularily verrucose, cylindrical tubers giving rise to an erect, slender, straight to slightly flexous, white to light gray brown stem with 1 to 2, distant, ovate, obtuse bracts and a few basal, close, small, brown scales that blooms in the on an erect, 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence with light brown, ovate, acute longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying urceolate, hardly opening, light brown qith darker nerves, sparsely warty externally flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Turczaninowia 2011, 14(2) : 15100 Averyanov 2011 drawing/photo fide