Lyperanthus suaveolens

Common Name:




Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Midlands, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DHNPSTWXZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Near-coastal heaths and woodlands and occasionally in open forest 1

Flower Description:

Pale green to reddish brown 1


Terrestrial herb to 40 cm tall 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The basal linear leaf is to 33 cm long, curled inwards with the outer surface green and the inner surface white. Flowers are fragrant with a labellum with a yellow mid-lobe 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:


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