Pyrorchis nigricans

Pyrorchis nigricans

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diurideae
SubTribe: Megastylidinae
Genus: Pyrorchis
Species: P. nigricans
Binomial name
Pyrorchis nigricans
(R.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clements. 1995

Pyrorchis nigricans is a species in the genus Pyrorchis


Plants bloom from winter to spring with many 4 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in sandy loam in the open woodland and forest of New South Wales, Southern Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania at eleavtions up to 150 meters.



Common Names:The Dark Pyrorchis, Undertaker Orchid, Red Fire Orchid


  1. Caladenia nigricans (R.Br.) Rchb.f. 1871
  2. Leptoceras pectinata Endl. 1846
  3. *Lyperanthus nigricans. R.Br. 1810

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