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Gastrodia

Gastrodia sesamoides plate
Gastrodia sesamoides from Australian Orchids

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gastrodieae
SubTribe: Gastrodiinae
Alliance:
Genus: Gastrodia
R. Br. 1810
Type Species
Gastrodia sesamoides


Gastrodia is a genus of orchids containing three species.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found from are found growing on decaying organic matter

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus have no chlorophyll and survive with a ground tuber. The plant relies on the fungus Armellaria mellea for nutrient.

CultureEdit

NamingEdit

This genus was named after its bulging sepals.

Species Edit

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