Eriochilus scaber Lindl. 1842 Photo by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia


Common Name The Roughened Eriochilus - The Pink Bunny Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1.1" [2 to 2.8 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of sea level to 250 meters in open forests and winter wet depressions amd swamps on granite outcrops as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a subterranean tubers and a single, ovate, deciduous leaf. The leaf arises in the fall and blooms in the winter and early spring on an erect, .8 to 6" [2 to 15 cm] long, stiffly pilose, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms Eriochilus lindleyi Endl. 1846; Eriochilus scaber subsp. orbifolia Hopper & A.P.Br. 2006; Eriochilus scaber var. lindleyi (Endl.) Rchb.f. 1871

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Dvid Jones 2006 photo fide