SMALL GNAT-ORCHID FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The Small Gnat-orchid is a small terrestrial orchid. The flowers are a reddish maroon colour and produced cluster of up to eight flowers. The dorsal sepal is narrow and erect. The lateral sepals are very thin. The labellum is about 1 cm long. Flowering is in winter and spring from June to October. The leaves develop close to the ground and are round or kidney shaped growing to about 4 cm long. The leaf is green with pattern of white veins above and paler on the lower surface.
prefers moist conditions in eucalypt forest, woodland, heathland.
Small Gnat-orchid is found in south east Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria, southern South Australia and Tasmania
Height: 10cm - 20cm
|Common Name:||Small Gnat-orchid|