Calochilus pruinosus D.L.Jones 2006 Photo by Colin & Misha Rowan and their The Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part Sun Cold LATERWinter Spring

Common Name The Frosted Calochilus [Refers to the plant surface]- In Australia The Malle Beard Orchid

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

Found in South and Western Australia at elevations of 0 to 100 meters in mallee vegetation and tall shrublands on old consolidated dunes as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf reduced to a sheathing bract that blooms in the later winter and spring on an erect, 6 to 20" [15 to 50 cm] long, 1 to 15 flowered inflorescence.


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