!Calochilus paludosus R. Br. 1810 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

Another Flower Aspect Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website


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 slender stem with 1 to 23, subulate, loose bracts nand carrying a single, linear-lanceolate, rigid, channeled, keeled, fully developed leaf at blooming occuring in the late winter and spring on an erect, 14" [35 cm] long, 2 to 9 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; 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;