Drakaea livida J.R.Drumm. 1842 Photo by Colin & Mischa Rowna and their Retired Aussies Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia


Common Name The Shining Drakaea - In Australia The Warty Hammer Orchid

Flower Size 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm]

Found in southwest Western Australia in Jarrah and coastal scrub at elevations of 30 to 300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial with a single, dark green, hairless leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 6 to 16" [15 to 40 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Drakaea fitzgeraldii Schltr. 1921

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