Drakaea isolata Hopper & A.P.Br. 2007 Photography by Greeve & Brown. 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 Flora Base of the Western Australia Flora Website

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Common Name The Isolated Drakaea - In Australia The Lonely Hammer Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm]

Found in southwest Western Australia in bare sand in mallee shrublands near salt lakes at elevations around 350 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial with a single, dark green, densely hairy leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

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

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