!Calochilus paludosus R. Br. 1810

Another Flower Aspect Photo courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

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Common Name The Pale Calochilus - In Australia The Red Beard Orchid - The Strap Beard Orchid

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia as well as New Zealand in open forests and heathlands at elevations of sea level to 800 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a narrow, fully developed leaf at blooming that blooms in the spring and early summer on an erect, 14" [35 cm] long, 2 to 9 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;

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