This species is essentially of the coastal swamplands and is distributed intermittently from the Johnstone River at Innisfail through eastern Cape York Peninsula and into New Guinea.
The BOTTLE-BRUSH ORCHID is distributed from the Burdekin River, to the tip of Cape York Peninsula, and then on into New Guinea.
The BUTTERCUP ORCHID extends from north-eastern New South Wales to the top of Cape York Penninsula.
One tends to overlook the native terrestrial orchids of tropical Queensland for they are somewhat overshadowed by the epiphytic species.
The uncommon white form of the COOKTOWN ORCHID has warm appeal in its apparent fragility.
Queensland's state floral emblem, the COOKTOWN ORCHID is a popular and attractive horticultural species and has been cultivated widely for many years.
This is the giant of our terrestrial orchids, attaining a height of up to 210cm when in flower, however it is often much shorter.
Mention the GOLDEN ORCHID and one's thoughts automatically go to the eastern lowlands of tropical Queensland where it thrives in exposed situations on trees and rocks.
This dainty little orchid is found as far north as the Bloomfield River in Cape York Peninsula.
This is the KING ORCHID of tropical Queensland and the ROCK LILY of New South Wales.
An epiphyte common around the Daintree Rainforest with a white flower and "pencil like" leaf.
A beautiful robust orchid, it occurs on the ranges and highlands of tropical Queensland and occasionally in the lowland gorges.
The fine spidery flowers, broad, glossy leaves and sweet fragrance are qualities enough to make this orchid a favourite.
Another superb native orchid from the tropical north.
Ranging from the Fitzroy River north to the Endeavour River, this fragrant orchid flourishes from sea-level to about 1000 metres.