Gastrodia procera G.W.Carr 1991

Inflorescence Photos by Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website

Common Name The Slim and Erect Gastrodia - The Tall Potato Orchid

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the eastern highlands of Victoria Australia in tall moist forests and montane forests as a large sized, cold growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial orchid that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, 4' [120 cm] tall, 8 to 70, sucessively flowered, racemose inflorescence with nodding flowers

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 2 1999 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 photo good; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good