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Herbarium specimen. Copyright CSIRO
Aphyllorchis anomala Dockrill
Dockrill, A.W. (1965) Orchadian 1: 116. Type: Queensland, Davies Creek, 23 Jan. 1965, N. Morris & A.W. Dockrill s. n.; Holo: BRI; Iso: QRS.
Simple Pauper Orchid
Plants pinkish-purple in colour, completely devoid of chlorophyll, about 40-70 cm tall.
Leaves pale, clasping the stem, about 8-12 per plant, without chlorophyll, about 5-30 x 6-10 mm, venation longitudinal and parallel.
Floral bracts 3-veined and 6-8 mm long. Flowers about 3 x 1.7 cm. Sepals about 10-11 mm long. Petals (including the labellum) about 12-14 mm long. Stamen and style united to form a column. Column about 8 mm long. Ovary about 1.6-2 cm long, placentas 3, ovules very numerous. Two erect lobes present at the base and in front of the column. Two lobes present at the top of the column.
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Distribution and Ecology
Plants lack chlorophyll and live as saprophytes.
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)