Small Mosquito-orchid

Small Mosquito-orchid
Photographer
Deb Oliver
Common Name
Small Mosquito-orchid
Scientific Name
Acianthus pusillus
Size
5-20cm
Leaf Description
Single thin heart-shaped leaf 15-30mm x 12-25mm, green above, reddish-purple below, entire, occasionally shallowly lobed, held flat above the ground surface.
General Description
Slender erect perennial orchid with small flowers. Grows from small tubers.
Flower Description
Up to 20 green to pink flowers to 5mm across, with deeper pink/red veins. Sepals taper to a short point at 5-8mm in length. Dorsal sepal hooded with a filament at the tip. Labellum oblong to ovate with a pointed tip.
Flower Colour
Brown to pinkish brown with green
Suburb
Many
Flowering Months
May
June
July
August
Habitat
Open forests and woodlands, occasional in closed forests.
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Humus-rich to well drained soils