Calochilus robertsoni Benth. 1873

Flower Closeup Photos by Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHID OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Another Color Form Photo by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

What has been known as C imberbis Photo by Mischa Rowand and the Retired Aussies Website


Common Name Robertson's Calochilus - In Australia - The Purple Beard Orchid

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in New Zealand, Western Australia and Victoria State Australia in subalpine to lowland open areas near Eucalyptus in woodland, open forest and heathland as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial occuring at elevations of sea level to 800 meters with a robust stem with a rather long, loose, lanceolate bract about in the middle and carrying narrow linear-lanceolate, channeled, rigid, fleshy leaf that is triangular in cross-section and fully developed that blooms in the later spring on a 18" [40 cm] long, loosely 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Calochilus imberbis R.S.Rogers 1927

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as C imberis drawing fide; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo good; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;