Acianthus fornicatus R.Br.

Pixie Caps

Small terrestrial to 30 cm tall. Leaf heart-shaped, to 4 cm long, to 2 cm wide, often held above the ground. Flowers 1-10, to 8 mm wide, pinkish with a green or purplish labellum; autumn to winter. Sepals similar in length, dorsal much wider than laterals, hooding the column. Petals smaller than sepals, spreading. Labellum heart-shaped to ovate, warty near tip.

E Australia.

Source: Jeanes, J. (2005). Orchidaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Orchidaceae
genus        Acianthus R.Br.