Orthoceras strictum

Common Name:

Horned Orchid



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Wimmera, Snowfields (BCDEJKNPRSTWXZ) also SA, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

A range of environments including heaths, open grassy forests and riparian shrubland 1

Flower Description:

Greenish-brown to green 1


Terrestrial orchid to 65 cm tall 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This genus is distinguished by the erect, horn-like lateral sepals. It is the only species of Orthoceras in Victoria 1


Image: David Meagher
Image: David Meagher

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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