Finke Gorge National Park

Finke Gorge NP | Boggy Hole | Palm Valley | Fauna | Flora

The Orange Spade Flower (Hybanthus aurantiacus) belong to the Violaceae (violet family). It has a lovely orange coloured spade shaped flower, with its large lower petal approximately 7-15 mm long and 4 smaller petals 3-6 mm. The leaves are long, and narrow, with toothed shaped margins.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Clade: Tracheophytes
  • Clade: Angiosperms
  • Clade: Eudicots
  • Clade: Rosids
  • Order: Malpighiales
  • Family: Violaceae
  • Genus: Hybanthus
  • Species: H. aurantiacus
  • Binomial name: Hybanthus aurantiacus