Microtis familiaris R.J.Bates 1990 Photo by David Belfield and his A to Z Visual Weddings Website

Fragrant Deep Shade Hot LATE Spring to EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Familiar Microtis - The Coastal Onion Orchid

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm]

Found in southwest Western Australia in peat bogs and close to running water in dense heathy vegetation at elevations of sea level to 100 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 4 to 10" [10 to 20 flowered inflorescence and carries fragrant, pale green flowers .


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