Eriochilus dilatatus Lindl. 1842 Photo by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Another Flower Photos by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Common Name The Broad Eriochilus - The Easter Bunny Orchid

Flower Size .55 to .75" [1.4 to 1.8 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 10 to 300 meters in wetter forests often colonizing rotting logs as a small to medium szied, cold growing terrestrial with a held above the ground, dark green, narrow, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, 2 to 11 flowered, hairy inflorescence

Synonyms Eriochilus dilatatus subsp. brevifolius (Benth.) Hopper & A.P Br.2006; Eriochilus dilatatus subsp. magnus Hopper & A.P.Br. 2006; Eriochilus dilatatus subsp. multiflorus (Lindl.) Hopper & A.P.Br. 2006; Eriochilus dilatatus subsp. orientalis Hopper & A.P.Br. 2006; Eriochilus dilatatus subsp. undulatus Hopper & A.P.Br. 2006; Eriochilus dilatatus var. brevifolius Benth. 1873; Eriochilus dilatatus var. latifolius (Lindl.) Benth. 1873; Eriochilus latifolius Lindl. 1840; Eriochilus multiflorus Lindl. 1842

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Eriochilus multiflorus; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide