!Orthoceras strictum R.Br. 1810

Photo courtesy of Cathy Powers and herAUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Lip Detail

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website

Common Name The Rigid Orthoceras - The Horned Orchid

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia as well as New Caledonia and New Zealand as medium to large sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial orchid occuring at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters in heathy, open forest; often found in moist sites and grassland with 1 to 3, ovoid to fusiform, underground tubers giving rise to 3 to 5, basal, linear, unequal in size leaves that flowers in the summer on an erect, 20" [50 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence with long floral bracts and carrying 1 to 9 flowers.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #6 21-24 tafel 7 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 41 2001 photo good; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;

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