Tropidia territorialis D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2004

Plant and Flowes in situ Photos by The Northern Territory Conservation Commision and The Australian Tropical Rainforest Orchids Website


Common Name The Northern Territory Tropidia - In Australia The Striped Crown Orchid

Flower Size .2 to .4" [.8 to 1 cm]

Found in Northern Territory Australia in monsoon rainforests in stony soils at elevations of sealevel to 200 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing terrestrial with an erect, thin, tough stem carrying 3 to 6, scattered on the upper portion of the stem, erect to prostrate, dark green, ovate to lanceolate, thin textured, plicate, 5 veined, acute, gradually narrowing to a basally clasping base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with crowded, wide open flowers held in an apical corymb


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide