King Spider Orchid
Above, close
Adelaide Hills
Purple Helmet Orchid
Flower, finished
Purple Helmet Orchid (Corysanthes incurva)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Orchids
Order: Asparagus (Asparagales)
Family: Orchid (Orchidaceae)
Species: Purple Helmet Orchid (Corysanthes incurva)
This Photo:     🔍Leaf🔎
Synonym: Corybas incurvus
Other name: Slayty Helmet

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
Unfortunately we just missed out on seeing this one flower. They often don't flower at all, building up strength with just one leaf over the years until the time is right. This was the 1st we knew we even had this species at our home in the Adelaide Hills.
The largest leaf was ~40mm wide.
Woo Hoo, we got the flower this year (2018) images coming soon!

Copyright © 2016-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Sep-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.