Arthrochilus oreophilus D.L.Jones 1991 Photo by M A Clement and The Australian Tropical Rainforest Orchids Website

Part shade Cool LATERSpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Mountain Loving Arthrochilus - The Montane Elbow Orchid

Flower Size .48 to .8" [1.2 to 2 cm]

Found in Queensland Australia on slopes and ridges in forests and woodlands at elevations of 800 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an ovoid tuber giving rise to 2 different growths, one a rosette of 2 to 5, bluish green, elliptic, acute leaves and another with just a wiry, leafless stem with one sheathing bract giving rise in the later spring through early summer to an erect, 3.2 to 8" [8 to 20 cm] long, 2 to 15 flowered inflorescence


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