Drakaea elastica

Source: Myles H. M. Menz, Ryan D. Phillips, Kingsley W. Dixon, Rod Peakall and Raphael K. Didham

Drakaea elastica

The subtribe Drakaeinae is part of the family Orchidaceae, sub-family Orchidoideae, tribe Diurideae.

The genera have similar a pseudocopulatory pollination technique: the labellum or labellum calus is modified to mimic a specific species of wingless wasp.


  • Arthrochilus
  • Caleana
  • Chiloglottis
  • Drakaea (typus)
  • Paracaleana
  • Spiculaea