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Drakaea elastica
Drakaea elastica
Drakaea elastica

Wikipedia description

Drakaea elastica, commonly known as glossy-leaved hammer orchid or praying virgin is a species of orchid endemic to the south–west of Western Australia. It is similar to other hammer orchids in that it is pollinated by a single species of male thynnid wasp using sexual deception. The orchid's labellum is similar in shape and scent to a flightless female thynnid wasp. The glossy-leaved hammer orchid was the first in the genus to be described. The species is only known from the far south-west of the state and has been declared "endangered" by both the Australian government and the government of Western Australia.

Scientific classification

Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Species: Drakaea elastica


Sample nameSample codeTissueRNA extractorSample providerBLASTSRA dataAssembly data
XZME-Drakea_elasticaXZMEleaves, flowers, and budsA. SmithsonA. Smithson