Australian Native Plants

  Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii (Ravine Orchid)


Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii photo
Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii

Photograph by Arne and Bent Larsen, Haarby, Denmark. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii photo
Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii

Photograph by Arne and Bent Larsen, Haarby, Denmark. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




RAVINE ORCHID FACTS

distribution map showing range of Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Ravine Orchid

Description
The Ravine Orchid is a species of orchid endemic to Australia. It has long thin strap like leaves about 50 cm long. The flower heads are about 15cm long with about four to a dozen flowers or more. The flowers are about 3cm across and are and white with pink or reddish centre. Its conservation status is classed as vulnerable.

Height
leaves about 50cm but can grow to about one metre

Habitat
grows in clumps on rock

Distribution
Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii is found from south eastern Queensland to north eastern New South Wales.



Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Sarcochilus
Species:fitzgeraldii
Common Name:Ravine Orchid


Relatives in same Genus
  Sarcochilus hartmannii