Small potato orchid (819/2613)

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A small, easily overlooked orchid. The small potato orchid has no green tissue so relies on the mycorrhizal fungi with which they grow. The fungi is in turn parasitic on tree roots.

Scientific name
Gastrodia minor
Common names
small potato orchid
Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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