Large White Spider-orchid
Large, sparsely hairy, linear-lance like leaves 7-21cm x 5-13mm and reddish at base.
To 60 cm tall, with a single narrow leaf at the base of a hairy stem bearing one or two large, cream spider flowers. Flowers contain a scent of mouldy oranges. Listed as rare in Victoria and highly restricted in the Melbourne area.
1-2 showy white flowers to 120 mm across, sepals and petals white with deep red brown tips. Dorsal sepal erect and lateral sepals curving downwards all with very fine tips. 3-loped recurving labellum white with fringing purple-tiped calli and central calli in 4-6 rows.
Christmas Hills, Bend of Islands, North Warrandyte, Kangaroo Ground, Wattle Glen, Research
Potentially extinct in Nillumbik.
Damp Heathland, Grassy Dry Forest, Heathy Woodland, Valley Heathy Forest
Date of Last Record
Moist, well drained sandy soil. Semi-shade
Conservation Status FFG
Conservation Status Vic