Drakaea confluens Hopper & A.P.Br. 2007Photography by S D Hopper. Image used with the permission of the Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Environment and Conservation (http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/help/copyright). Accessed on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 and the Florabase Orchid Photo Website

Lip Detail Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia


Common Name The Blending Drakaea -In Australia The Late Hammer Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm]

Found in southwestern Western Australia in Jarrah forests and Banksia woodlands at elevations of 100 to 400 meters as a small sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial with a dark green, often densely hairy leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.


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