!Mobilabium hamatum Rupp 1946 Photo by Burleigh Park Orchids

Flower Closeup Photo © by Corbin and ANOS KABI website

Fragrance Part Shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name The Hook-Shaped Mobilabium [refers to the hook at the end of the leaf] - In Australia The Hook Leaf Orchid

Flower Size .25" [6 to 7 mm]

Found only in Queensland Australia at elevations of 600 to 1300 meters in groves of trees in rainforests, road verges and streamside vegetation as a miniature to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect to pendulous, sparsely branched, straggly stem carrying 3 to 15, widely spaced, yellowish green, stiff, leathery, apically hooked leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, .15 to .25" [3 to 6 mm] long, 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 drawing/photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide