|This epiphytic or lithophytic orchid grows in the rainforst
and rainforest verges around Brisbane. It is locally common and you
will often find dozens of this orchid in a single tree. Unless it is
in flower, its small size makes this orchid easy to overlook.
There are up to 10 flattened leaves on each plant, and plants often
form large clumps. Each leaf grows to 8mm by 6cm and is grey green
The flower stem grows to 15cm and is covered in hundreds of tiny red
flowers, 2mm across. This orchid is unusual in that it flowers twice
a year, in both autumn and spring.
This distinctive orchid cannot be confused with any other orchid when