The blog of a systematic botanist of German origin, now working in Australia. It covers botany, phylogenetics, cladistics, science in general, freethought, and occasionally sillier issues.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Botany picture #238: Gastrodia procera
Among the many nice plants we saw on our recent weekend trip was also this orchid, Gastrodia procera (Orchidaceae). It is fully parasitic, without any green leaves. The species was apparently only described as new to science as recently as 1991.