A new record of gastrodia albida T. C. Hsu & C. M. Kuo (Orchidaceae) from Yaku Island, Japan

Tetsukazu Yahara, Mutsuko Nakajima

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Gastrodia albida T. C. Hsu & C. M. Kuo is reported from Yaku Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, as a new record of this species to Japan. Traits of G. albida are described and illustrated based on specimens collected on Yaku Island. This species has a unique combination of characters, such as only partly united lateral sepals, curved perianth tube and white triangular lip. The population on Yaku Island differs from the population at the type locality in Taiwan in having widely opening lateral sepals and a flat-topped disk of the lip and epichile slightly 2-ridged along the margin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-208
Number of pages6
JournalActa Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Plant Science

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