Calochilus richae Nicholls 1929 Photo by Russel M Courtesy of Colin & Misha Rowan and their Retired Aussies Orchid Photo Website

Inflorescence Photo by P J Cribb and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Cold LATEWinter Spring

Common Name Rich's Calochilus - In Australia The Bald Tip Beard Orchid

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm]

Found in Victoria in Red Ironbark forests at elevations around 180 meters in hilly open forests as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender stem with 1 to 3, lanceolate stem bracts and carrying a single leaf that is fully developed at blooming occuring in the late winter and spring on an erect, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence.


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