|This epiphytic orchid grows in moist areas in the open forests and rain
forest around Brisbane.
This distinctive orchid has up to 6 large leathery leaves to 15cm long
and an extensive root system of flattened roots covered with tiny warts
giving the common name of Raspy root orchid. This orchid is a simultaneous
flowerer with all the orchids in the area flowering a few days after an
afternoon thunder storm.
There are up to 6 flowering stems to 30cm long covered in crowded
flowers 4cm across. The flowers are yellow with red spotting and are short
lived lasting only one to two days.
There is no other orchid which can be confused with this orchid when in