!Epiblema grandiflorum R. Br. 1810 Photo by Michelle Lee

Another Flower Photo by Kings Park and Botanical Gardens in Australia

in situ in Australia


Common Name The Large Flowered Epiblema - In Australia The Blue Babe in the Cradle Orchid -

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

A monotypic genus endemic to Western Australia that is a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a single, terete, linear, acute, dark green, very stiff leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 12 to 32" [30 to 80 cm] long, 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 drawing hmm; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 6 1999 photo; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo/drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide