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Gastrodia procera

Potato Orchid at Booth, ACT

Gastrodia procera at Booth, ACT - 2 Jan 2022
Gastrodia procera at Booth, ACT - 2 Jan 2022
Gastrodia procera at Booth, ACT - 2 Jan 2022
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Identification history

Gastrodia procera 15 Jan 2022 DerekC
Gastrodia procera 11 Jan 2022 Tapirlord

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DerekC wrote:
   14 Jan 2022
This one seems too smooth for G. procera it looks more like G. sesamoides to me.
Tapirlord wrote:
   14 Jan 2022
right, well they are the same orchids photographed in Gastrodia procera (Potato Orchid) ......................
Tapirlord wrote:
   15 Jan 2022
i see, i was under the impression that g.sesamoides didn't occur above 1000m altitude, is this still correct?? i agree with your comments re. the warty bumps on the flowers, but these plants are much more robust than the plants i have encountered at lower altitudes (assuming this is sesamoides). this individual plant is positioned less than a metre away from the plants pictured in Gastrodia procera (Potato Orchid) (i was with john at the time). there are another 4-5 plants in the vicinity, i was pretty confident at the time that they were all the same species.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 6 Abundance
  • 2 Jan 2022 09:56 AM Recorded on
  • Tapirlord Recorded by

Additional information

  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height
  • True In flower

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