Gastrodia procera G.W.Carr APNI*
Synonyms: Gastrodia entomogama D.L.Jones APNI*
Description: Robust terrestrial herb, 25–90 cm high; stem with 6–8 scale-like bracts, 6–15 mm long.
Inflorescence 5–75-flowered; floral bracts 4–8 mm long; pedicel plus ovary 12–18 mm long.
Flowers pollinated by insects. Perianth tube 15–20 mm long, widely opening apically, light to dark brown with white tips on the outside, white inside; free sepal lobes c. 5 mm long. Labellum lamina prominently 3-lobed, orange, with irregularly crenate, undulate margins.
Capsule ovoid to ellipsoid, 25–30 mm long, 9–11 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in accumulated litter in wet sclerophyll forest and Snow Gum communities; moist parts of the tablelands south from the Barrington Tops.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by P. H. Weston
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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