With the common name of Brown Beaked orchid, Lyperanthus suaveolens is found over a wide range of sclerophyll forests as well as scrubby coastal areas where adequate moisture is available.
It is found in Victoria in areas such as the Dandenong Ranges through to coastal NSW near Sydney.
The flowers can be fragrant in warm areas however only slightly.
like most native orchids, Lyperanthus suaveolens does not stand being shifted, if you dig it up to shift it, it usually dies.
It can be grown from seed if available, and potted plants can be introduced into the garden if undisturbed during the transplant process.
For more information on cultivation of this orchid contact the Australian Native Orchid Society.
- Botanical Name – Lyperanthus suaveolens
- Common Name – Brown Beaked orchid
- Family – Orchidaceae
- Soil – Well drained
- Position – Light shade
- Height – To around 40 – 50 cm
- Flower – Dark brown with green and yellow.
- Flowering Time – Spring to early summer.
- Frost tolerant – Yes in a sheltered position.
- Drought tolerant – Medium