Genus: Gastrodia:
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  • Chatham Is., New Zealand, Australia
  • New Zealand North, Australia
  • New Zealand South, Australia
  • Vanuatu, Pacific
a leafless orchid that spends most of its time as a large underground tuber. It is completely dependent on its fungal partner for both food and energy. The only time it appears above ground is when it sends up flower spikes
  • Gastrodia antennifera Blume (1856)
  • Gastrodia leucopetala Colenso (1886)
David McConachie
Gastrodia cunninghamii
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