Purple Cockatoo
Flower, back
Murray Mallee Region
Purple Cockatoo
Basal Leaf
Purple Cockatoo (Glossodia major)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida)
Order: Asparagus (Asparagales)
Family: Orchid (Orchidaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Purple Cockatoo (Glossodia major)
This Photo:     Flower, under
Other name: Wax-lip Orchid

Thank you Reiner Richter for confirming the id of this species for us

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

Copyright © 2016-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Oct-2016
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)