Calochilus caeruleus L.O.Williams 1946 Drawing by N.H.S. Howcroft and The Malesian Orchid Species Illustrated Website

Part shade Hot Warm LATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Globe Shaped Microtis

Flower Size .48 to .6" [1.2 to 1.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea, Northern Territory, Queensland and western Australia in lowland swamps, wet heathlands and Melaleuca forests at elevations of sea level to 150 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a single, partially developed at blooming leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a 20 to 32" [50 to 80 cm] long, 4 to 12 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide;