!Lyperanthus suaveolens R.Br. 1810 Photo by Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Side View Of Flower

Inflorescence Photos by Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website

Common Name The Mildly Fragrant Lyperanthus - The Brown Beak Orchid

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Widespread in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania Australia where it grows in heathlands, open mallee scrublands, heathy woodlands and open forest, generally on well drained soils such as sand & sandy loams at elevations of sea level to 800 meters as a small to medium sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial with a single, narrowly lanceolate, dark green above, greyish beneath leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 14" [36 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with 2 to 8 fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Caladenia suaveolens ( R.Br. ) Rchb.f. 1871; Caladenia sulphurea A.Cunn. 1825; Leptoceras sulphurea (A.Cunn.) Lindl. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide