Drakaea gracilis Hopper & A.P.Br. 2007

Another Flower Angle

Photos by Colin & Mischa Rowan and her Retired Aussies Website

Another Flower

Photo by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

LATE through MID

Common Name The Graceful Drakaea - In Australia The Slender Hammer Orchid

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

Found in southwest Western Australia in Jarah forests in mossy pockets at elevations of 20 to 500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, greyish green leaf that blooms in the late winter through midspring on an erect, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as ined photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #8 2011 photo fide;