Arthrochilus latipes D.L.Jones 1991 Photo by Michael Whitehead and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part shade HotSpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Broad Foot Arthrochilus - The Robust Elbow Orchid

Flower Size .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Northern Territory Australia on sandstone escarpments on sheltered slopes near streams in monsoon forests at elevations of 50 to 300 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, hot growing terrestrial with an ovoid tuber giving rise to 2 different growths, one a rosette of 2 to 4, green, broadly elliptic, acute leaves and another with just a wiry, leafless stem with one sheathing bract giving rise in the spring through early summer to an erect, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, 3 to 15 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide