Gastrodia verrucosa Blume 1856

Plant and Flowers in situ Java Photos by Anonomous

Full shadeHot

Common Name or Meaning The Verrucose Gastrodia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Java and Sumatra at elevations around 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing mycoheterotrophic orchid with a horizontal, fleshy, cylindrical, branching rhizome giving rise to an erect, terete, dark brown, 3.6" [9 cm] long, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Orchidaceae Vol 1 Holttum 1953 as G holttumii; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002