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Wax Lip Orchid
Glossodia major is a terrestrial orchid endemic to eastern Australia. It is found in a range of habitats, from heath to open forest sandstone.
Glossodia major has a single flower usually 30-40mm across, but can be up to 60mm. It is borne at the end of a stalk up to 20cm or more high. The colour ranges from purple to mauve, becoming white in the centre of the floral parts.
The single leaf can be 10-20cm long, oblong and hairy, rising from the base of the stalk.
Glossodia major flowers from July to September.