Townsonia viridis

Townsonia viridis

Beech orchid

Tasmanian endemic
Flowering:
 Spring, early summer
Usual habitat/distribution:
Common amongst wet myrtle forest and rainforest through the West, South and central areas. Often found on decaying Nothofagus cunninghamii logs and mossy rocks.
Status:
Not listed
Description:
Tiny flowers 1-4 to a stem. Green with reddish markings. Labellum often red, ovate and folded in the middle, slightly deflexed.
Oval leaf which starts out on the ground, but as the flower stem grows the leaf ends up halfway up the stem. Can be 5-15cm tall.
Locations I have seen it:
Shoobridge track, Mount Wellington (Nov 2015), they are a bit past their use by date, but shows the form.

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