Pyrorchis nigricans

Common name: 


Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wannon, Grampians, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (BCDEGJKNPTVWXZ) also WA, SA, NSW, ACT, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Damp and dry heath1

Flower description:

Purplish red and white1


Terrestrial orchid 5-24 cm tall1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The leaf is basal and ovate to round. The mid lobe of the labellum is white and crimson and toothed or fringed1

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria