Aphyllorchis anomala Dockrill 1965

Plant and Flowers in situ QueenslandPhotos by Steve Pearson and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Enigmatic Aphyllorchis - In Australia The Simple Pauper Orchid

Flower Size .4 to .5" [1 to 1.2 cm]

Found in Queensland Australia in shady locations within rainforests at elevations of sealevel to 500 meters as a medium sized, hot growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial orchid without leaves that has an erect, 12 to 22" [30 to 55 cm] long, dark purple with white flecked, slender, fleshy, brittle stem that blooms in the late spring through fall on an erect, 4 to 20 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide