!Drymoanthus minutus Nicholls 1943

Inflorescence Photos by M A Clements and B Gray and Australian Tropical Rainforest Orchids Website


Common Name The Small Flowered Drymoanthus - In Australia The Green Midget Orchid

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Queensland Australia along watercourses in rainforests, growing on trees at elevations of 100 to 850 meters. Although present at lower altitudes, it is most common on ranges and tablelands as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying 2 to 5, scattered along stem, crowded, in a fan-like array, prostrate, distichous, alternate, sessile, bases sheathing stem, imbricate; lamina oblong to elliptic, falcate, dark green, leathery, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, stiff, racemose, .4 to 1" [1-2.5 mm] long, 1-7 flowered inflorescence and carrying resupinate, pleasingly fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 3 2005 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;