Pyrorchis forrestii (F.Muell.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1994 publ. 1995 Photo by The Terrestrial Orchids of South-West Australia Website

Common Name Forrest's Pyrorchis - In Australia The Pink Fire Orchid - Pink Beaks

Flower Size .6" to .8 wide [1.5 to 2 cm wide]

Found in southwest Western Australia in very dense coastal scrub in winter wet swamps amd beside streams as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 to 3, in a tight rosette, ground hugging, ovate, leathery, light green leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 7 flowered inflorescence carrying very fragrant flowers on hot days

Synonyms Fitzgeraldia forrestii F.Muell. 1882; *Lyperanthus forrestii F.Muell. 1882

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