Microtis pulchella R.Br. 1810Photo by Greg Heberle and The Ancestry.com Website

Part Sun CoolCold Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Beautiful Microtis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southwestern Western Australia as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the spring through early summer on an erect, terminal, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, 5 to 35 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Microtis gymnadenioides Diels 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide