!Eriochilus autumnalis R.Br. 1810 Type for the genus Photos courtesy of Terrestrial Orchid Gallery

Part Shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Fall Blooming Eriochilus

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in New South Wales, and Queensland Australia at elevations of 50 to 800 meters in in shallow moss-covered sandy soil on rock ledges and in crevices between rock plates as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying a few ground-hugging ovate, fully developed at blooming, dark green above reddish purple beneath, prominently veined, pubescent or not leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, 1.6 to 4.8" [4 to 12 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Eriochilus peticola?;