SNAKE ORCHID FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The Snake Orchid is an epiphytic Australian orchid that can form large clumps. The flowers are green or brownish green, and the labellum has dark reddish brown markings on the inside. The flowers are scented. Flowering is in spring and summer from September until January. The flowers are similar to Cymbidium madidum but that species can be distinguished by its prominent pseudobulbs - the Snake Orchid does not have pseudobulbs. The strappy linear or lance shaped leaves grow to about 45cm long and 2cm wide.
occurs in wet forests and woodland where it grows in tree hollows, rotting wood in old trees, tree stumps and fallen logs.
Cymbidium suave is found in eastern New South Wales and eastern Queensland to the far north.
|Common Name:||Snake Orchid|
Relatives in same Genus