Red-beaks

Red-beaks
Photographer
Deb Oliver
Common Name
Red-beaks
Scientific Name
Pyrorchis nigricans
Size
25cm
Leaf Description
Solitary, basal, broadly oval, to 10 x 8cm, hairless, flat on the ground, upper surface green, often with red flecks, lower surface paler. Stem bracts, lance-shaped to 4cm long, encirclng the stem
General Description
2-10 red and white striped, hood-like flowers, each embraced at the base by a large, red-green bract.
Flower Description
Up to 10 deep red flowers with white dorsal sepal veined red, up to 44mm across. Dorsal sepal hooded, lateral sepals and petals linear and curved inwards. 3-lobed labellum, mid-lobe fringed white to green with purple tip, lateral lobes erect.
Flower Colour
Red and white striped
Flowering Months
August
September
October
November
Habitat
Coastal Banksia woodland, tea-tree heath, grassy low open forest
Date of Last Record
1990-1999
Growing Conditions
Well drained soils