Spotted Donkey-orchid
Flower, above
Murray Mallee Region
Purple Cockatoo
Flower, front
Purple Cockatoo (Glossodia major)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Orchids
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchid (Orchidaceae)
Species: Purple Cockatoo (Glossodia major)
This Photo:     Flower, above
Other name: Wax-lip Orchid

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee & Adelaide Hills
A stunning orchid and quite large for a native at 40mm wide (petal tip to petal tip)

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 24-Oct-2016
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)