Chiloglottis sylvestris D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1987 Photos by Colin and Misha Rowan and their The Retired Aussies Website

Another Angle Photo by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

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Common Name The Forest Dwelling Chiloglottis

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

This species is from Queensland and New South Wales Australia at elevations of 50 to 1500 meters in moist gullies and slopes in Eucalypys woodlands with a ferny understory or along paths at rainforest margins as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial and has suterranean tubers giving rise to a short stem carrying 2 basal, elliptic, acute leaves and blooms late spring through fall on a terminal, 8" [20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with an acuminate, tubular sheath above the middle

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo

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