Gastrodia sesamoides

Gastrodia sesamoides

Potato orchid

Flowering:
Summer
Usual habitat/distribution:
Widespread and locally 
coming. Shrubby grassland and open Eucalypt. Favours drier coastal areas.
Status:
Not listed
Description:
Leafless orchid. Raceme with 3-25 flowers. Creamy brown, tubular and pendant. Inflorescence slightly hooked at apex when it is in bud. Scape is slender, fleshy and dark, up to 50cm tall.
Locations I have seen it:
Pinnacle track, Mt Wellington (Nov 2015)

 

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