Eriochilus valens Hopper & A.P.Br. 2006 Photo by Pascal Pernot and Caladenia: Terrestrial Orchids of Southern Australia Website

Part Sun Cold LATESummer Fall

Common Name The ? Eriochilus - In Australia The Red Lipped Bunny Orchid

Flower Size .36 to .48" [.9 to 1.2 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 10 to 150 meters in coastal, dense shrubby forests on margins of winter wet swamps as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, held above the ground, small, ovate, light green, thin stalked basally leaf that is well developed at blooming occuring in the late summer and fall on an erect, 2" to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, sparsely pubescent, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence.


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