Botanical name

Acrolophia bolusii

Family

Orchidaceae

Status

Vulnerable

Acrolophia bolusii
Acrolophia bolusii
Acrolophia bolusii

Description

Plants 30 to 80cm tall. Leaves overlapping, linear, up to 300 x 15mm. Inflorescence branched. Flowers non-resupinate, petals and sepals brownish, lip dull-yellow or white, margins occasionally suffused with mauve. Sepals and petals spreading. Lip broadly egg-shaped, often recurved, lip margins upcurved and notched with regular rounded teeth. Lip covered with 10-20 slender, tall papillae. Spur conical, 1mm long.

Habitat

Coastal sandy flats, from near sea level to 50m, but occasionally up to 450m.

Flower Date

October to December