Microtis alba R.Br. 1810

Plants and Flowers in situ Photos by Colin & Misha Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website

Fragrant Part Sun CoolCold Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The White Microtis - The White Onion Orchid

Flower Size .2 to .32" [ 5 to 8 mm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of sea level to 300 meters in coastal and near coastal open forest, heathlands and low lying wet areas as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a thin, onion-like, hollow leaf that blooms in the spring through early summer on an erect, 8 to 32" [20 to 80 cm] long, 10 to 60 flowered inflorescence with densely packed, strongly musky scented flowers.

Synonyms Goadbyella gracilis R.S.Rogers 1927

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 41 2001 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide

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