BLACK ORCHID FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Tiger Orchid, Banana Orchid, Queensland Black Orchid, Channel Leaf Orchid, Channelled Boat-Lip Orchid, Tiger Boat-Lip Orchid, Small Groove-leafed Cymbidium.
The Black Orchid or Channel Leaf Orchid is a large epiphytic orchid from warm parts of Australia. Flowers are produced in large clusters or racemes that grow to about 40 cm long. Individual flowers are star shaped and about 4 cm across. The flower is variable from pale to with reddish brown spots to almost black. The labellum is usually pale with reddish brown markings. The long narrow leaves are channelled and grow to about 60 cm long. The pseudobulbs are about 10 cm long and greenish or grey green, with about two to six leaves growing from each pseudobulb..
The Black Orchid is found in forest and woodland where it grows as an epiphyte in trees where it grows in tree forks or hollows
Cymbidium canaliculatum is found in tropical and subtropical Australia from north east New South Wales, Queensland (except dry south west), Northern Territory and northern parts of Western Australia.
|Common Name:||Black Orchid|
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