Microtis densiflora (Benth.) M.A.Clem. 1989 Photo by Cathy Powers and her Banjorah Orchid Photo Website

Part Sun Cold Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Dense Flowered Microtis - The Dense Onion Orchid

Flower Size .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm]

Found in southwest Western Australia at elevations of 30 to 200 meters in coastal scrub, open forests and woodlands as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a thin, onion-like, hollow leaf that blooms in the spring through early summer on an erect, 8 to 20" [20 to 50 cm] long, 20 to 150 flowered inflorescence with densely packed flowers.

Synonyms Microtis media subsp. densiflora (Benth.) R.J.Bates 1990; *Microtis parviflora var. densiflora Benth. 1873;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good