Arthrochilus prolixus D.L.Jones 1991

Lip in Locked position

Leaves Photos by Graham Corbin and ANOS KABI website

Part shade Warm CoolLATESpringEARLY Summer

Common Name in Australia - The Wispy Elbow Orchid

Flower Size .4 to .65" [1 to 1.6 cm]

Found in New South Wales and Queensland Australia at elevations of sealevel to 550 meters in grass and among low shrubs in open forests and tall dense coastal scrub as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of blue-green, narrowly elliptic, obtuse, cordate basally leaves that blooms without leaves in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 6" [15 cm] long, 3 to 22 flowered inflorescence with flowers that have a movable lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 drawing fide; Native Australian Orchids Jones 2006 photo fide