Leptoceras menziesii

Common Name:

Hare Orchid



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJKNPSTVWXZ) also WA, SA, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Moist ground under heath or forest, near-coastal 1

Flower Description:

White and pink 2


Terrestrial orchid 6-30 cm tall 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are large and ovate, bright green and flattened on the ground. The dorsal sepal is ovate and curved, the petals are sickle shaped and project forward 1


Image: Roger Farrow

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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
2 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.