Gastrodia bambu Metusala, Phytotaxa 317: 212 (2017) (syn: Demorchis bambu (Metusala) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones; Demorchis khangii (Aver.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones ; Gastrodia khangii Aver. );
N. Vietnam, Jawa as per POWO;

Gastrodia bambu Metusala and Gastrodia sikkimensis M.Khanal & S.Sarkar: (Mixed thread): 2 images.
Two holomycotrophic orchids have been reported from Kalimpong, West Bengal and Gangtok Sikkim which includes one new record for India and a new species from Sikkim, India.
Photos of both species have been attached herewith for eflora to aid in easy identification.

Great work Madhusudan.




POWO  Novataxa  Orchid species
Gastrodia bambu (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae), a New Addition to the Orchid Flora of India with Unique Additional Characterization and Red List Assessment– Madhusudhan KHANAL, Santosh Kumar RAI, Devendra KUMAR, Arun CHETTRI and Shuvadip SARKAR- December 2023, Journal of Japanese Botany 96(6):328-334 (Abstract- Gastrodia bambu, a mycoheterotrophic orchid species is being reported for the first time in India from Kalimpong, West Bengal, India. Detailed descriptions along with photoplates, illustrations, distribution maps and notes on novel observed morphological characters are provided here. Artificial keys for all Indian species under the genus Gastrodia have also been provided for easy identification of this extremely rare species)
Gastrodia bambu (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae), A New Species from Java, Indonesia– DESTARIO METUSALA (Abstract: Gastrodia bambu Metusala, a new species of Gastrodia (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae, Gastrodieae) from Mount Merapi, Yogyakarta Province, Java, Indonesia, is described and illustrated. This new species is morphologically close to Gastrodia abscondita J.J.Sm, but differs in having a larger dark brown flower, a longer perianth tube, ovate petals, a longer and oblong-lanceolate lip, a different shape keels on lip, and a different shape column)