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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, W. Indian Ocean, Russian Far East to Tropical Asia and New Zealand, Vanuatu.

Doubtfully present in:

Bangladesh, Laos

Native to:

Assam, Borneo, Cameroon, Chatham Is., China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Inner Mongolia, Japan, Jawa, Khabarovsk, Korea, Kuril Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Manchuria, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Ogasawara-shoto, Pakistan, Philippines, Primorye, Queensland, Rwanda, Réunion, Sakhalin, Solomon Is., South Australia, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tasmania, Thailand, Tibet, Vanuatu, Victoria, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Cape Provinces

Gastrodia R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Malaysia 42515.000
Comber, J.B. [1739], Indonesia 52861.000

First published in Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland.: 330 (1810)

Accepted by

  • Cribb, P., Fischer, E. & Killmann, D. (2010). A revision of Gastrodia (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae, Gastrodieae) in Tropical Africa Kew Bulletin 65: 315-321.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2006). Epidendroideae (Part One) Genera Orchidacearum 4: 1-672. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0