|This common epiphyte grows in the rainforests
and vine forests around Brisbane where there is plenty of air movement and mist to keep it
moist. Where the conditions are suitable, this orchid grows in large
numbers with dozens of orchids commonly found on a tree.
There are 3 to 8 leathery leaves to 160mm by 20mm arranged in a
fan shape with each leaf distinctively curved. This gives this orchid a
very distinctive appearance making identification very easy even when not
in flower. The black inflorescences of previous years also remain on the
plant giving another easy identification feature.
There are usually 2 to 8 flowers, occasionally many more with each
flower to 30mm across. The flowers are
white with yellow, orange and red markings on the labellum. At
times, this orchid can be difficult to see behind it's large number of
This distinctive orchid is easily identified by its leathery curved
leaves and its white flower with yellow markings on the labellum. It
can not be confused with any other orchid.