Gastrodia - Robert Brown


Gastrodia is a saprophytic genus of about 30 species distributed from Madagascar through Indo-Malesia to Australia and the Pacific Islands. It has 5 species in India . Only one species has been recorded from kerala .

1. Gastrodia exilis J.D. Hook ., Fl. Brit. Ind. 6: 123. 1890 & Ic. Pl. T. 2196. 1894; Joseph et al. 1980 (1982) : 203 ; Seidenfaden 1995 : 15 ; Sathish Kumar & Suresh Kumar 2001 : 49.

This has been recently recorded from Kerala as a new genus and species addition to the flora of Southern India .

Occurrence : Trivandrum District.

Distribution : Widespread from India to Thailand .

 

 
 

 

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