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Gastrodia cunninghamii

This orchid can be very difficult to spot in the forest with its brownish coloration.

It has no leaves or chlorophyll. Instead it obtains its food from a fungus Armillaria mellea which is parasitic on tree roots.

Gastrodia cunninghamii can grow to a height of about 1m.

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