Calochilus herbaceus Lindl. 1840 Photo by Colin & Misha Rowan and their The Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part Sun Cold Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Herb-Like Calochilus - In Australia The Pale Beard Orchid - The Leafless Beard Orchid

Flower Size .56 to .8" [1.4 to 2 cm]

Found in Tasmania Australia at elevations of 0 to 150 meters in coastal scrub, sedgeland, heathland and heathy forests as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, very short, often reddish leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer on an erect, 6 to 16" [15 to 40 cm] long, wiry, 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo ok; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo ok