!Epiblema grandiflorum R. Br. 1810 Photo by Michelle Lee

Another Flower Photo by Kings Park and Botanical Gardens in Australia

in situ in Australia

to LATE through EARLY

Common Name The Large Flowered Epiblema - In Australia The Blue Babe in the Cradle Orchid -

Flower Size 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm]

A monotypic genus endemic to Western Australia that is a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a slender, erect, stem with 2, acuminate, loosely shething, upper one smaller bracts and carrying a single, terete, linear, acute, dark green, very stiff leaf that blooms in the late winter through early fall on an erect, 12 to 32" [30 to 80 cm] long, 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Die Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 drawing hmm; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 6 1999 photo; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo/drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 photo fide;