Elbow Orchid

Elbow Orchid
Photographer
Deb Oliver
Common Name
Elbow Orchid
Scientific Name
Thynninorchis huntianus
Size
8-20cm
Leaf Description
Absent
General Description
Erect saprophytic perennial herb, shooting from tubers. 2-4 sheathing bracts at base of stem.
Flower Description
2-8 tiny red-green flowers, to 6mm across. Narrow-oblong sepals and petals. Narrow labellum, mobile claw, mid-section fringed with purple, red and/or white hairs, with 2 hairy tails. Two black clubs at front end and round purple glands at the base. Column with small wings above the middle.
Flower Colour
Reddish-green
Flowering Months
January
February
November
December
Habitat
Open forests
Date of Last Record
1990-1999
Growing Conditions
Well drained soil, on dry ridges of . Semi shade.