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Herbarium specimen. Copyright CSIRO
Aphyllorchis queenslandica Dockrill
Dockrill, A.W. (1965) Orchadian 1: 115. Type: Queensland, Helenvale, May 1962, C. Le Roy: Holo: QRS.
Yellow Pauper Orchid
Sepals about 13 x 2.5 mm. Petals about 11 x 2 mm, labellum larger. Labellum cream, margins upturned, purple. Column purple at the base, but yellow towards the apex. Stamen fused to the style to form a column. Staminal column about 7 x 1.5 mm. Ovary about 12 x 2 mm, outer surface with 6 longitudinal ribs.
Inflorescence about 40-70 cm long, usually 6-12-flowered. Peduncle with up to 10 stem-clasping bracts, each bract about 5-20 x 6-10 mm. Bracts subtending the flowers about 10 x 2 mm and are not stem-clasping. Flowers about 20 mm wide on pedicels about 2-3 mm long. Sepals about 11-13 c 3-4 mm. Petals about 11 x 3 mm. Labellum about 6 x 2.5 mm. Column about 6-8 x 1.5 mm, curved, semi-cylindrical. Anther sessile, about 2 x 1.75 mm, broader than the column. Ovary about 18-22 mm long, placentas 3, ovules numerous.
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Distribution and Ecology
Plants lack chlorophyll and live as saprophytes.
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)