King Spider Orchid
Purple Helmet Orchid
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Orchids|
|Species:||Purple Helmet Orchid (Corysanthes incurva)|
|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!