Eriochilus cucullatus [Labill.] Rchb. f. 1847 Photo by Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Plant in situ Victoria Australia

Photos by Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Spring Fall

Common Name The Cowl Carrying Eriochilus - In Australia Leafless Parson's Band Orchid - The Pink Autumn Orchid

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania at elevations of 30 to 1000 meters occuring in a variety of habitat from sclerophyll forest to grassland as a small sized, cold growing, leafless, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a globose tuber giving rise to an erect stem that blooms in the late spring through fall on an erect, 10" [25 cm] tall, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Epipactis cucullata Labill. 1806; Serapias cucullata (Labill.) Pers. 1807

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Austrlai Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo/drawing fide; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide