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

Part Sun Cold Spring

Common Name The Beautiful Calochilus - In Australia The Pretty Beard Orchid

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm]

Found in New South Wales at elevations of 20 to 300 meters in dense low heathland and wet heathlands as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that is fully developed that blooms in the spring on an erect, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence.


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