Purple Cockatoo
Flower, profile
Adelaide Hills
Purple Cockatoo
Flower, back
 
                      
Purple Cockatoo (Glossodia major)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Orchids
Order: Asparagus (Asparagales)
Family: Orchid (Orchidaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Purple Cockatoo (Glossodia major)
This Photo:     Flower cap, close up
Other name: Wax-lip Orchid

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

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

Copyright © 2016-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Oct-2016
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)