Pyrorchis – Fire Orchids
These orchids were removed from Lyperanthus (Beak Orchids) and placed in the new genus Pyrorchis.
pyr (fire) + orchis (orchid) = Fire Orchid
The common name Beak Orchids no longer applies. Fire Orchids has been selected as the new common name.
Pyrorchis nigricans – Red Fire Orchid
Originally known as Red Beaks and Elephant Ears
These orchids produce large, fleshy, heart-shaped leaves commonly called ‘Elephants’ Ears’. A burn of the environment is usually necessary to induce flowering, particularly in coastal areas.