Calochilus gracillimus Rupp 1943 Photo by The Orchid News Website

Part shade Cold MID Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Most Graceful Calochilus - In Australia The Slender Beard Orchid

Flower Size .28 to .36" [7 to 9 mm]

Found in New South Wales Australia on ridges and slopes in open and heathy forests at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender to moderately robust stem with usually 2, loosely sheathing bracts and carrying a single, fully developed at blooming leaf that blooms in the mid spring and early summer on a 12 to 14" [30 to 55 cm] long, thin, 2 to 9 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo ok;