Drakaea gracilis Hopper & A.P.Br., Austral. Syst. Bot. 20: 271 (2007 Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

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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 to cool 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