Eriochilus helonomos Hopper & A.P.Br. 2006

Lip DetailPhoto by Colin & Mischa Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website

Deep Shade Cold Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Swamp Eriochilus - The Swamp Bunny Orchid

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long

Found in southwestern Western Australia in swamps, seepages and winter wet depressions at elevations of 20 to 300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, narrowly ovate to broadly ovate, hairless, dark green leaf held 1.6 to 10" [4 to 10 cm] above the ground that blooms in the fall on an erect, 8 to 16" [20 to 45 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.


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