Eriochilus petricola D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2004 Photo by Colin & Misha Rowan and their Retired Aussies Orchid Photo Website

Part Sun Cold LATESummer Fall

Common Name The Rock Loving Eriochilus - In Australia Parson's Bird

Flower Size .32 to .4" [.8 to 1 cm]

Found in New South Wales at elevations of 50 to 800 meters on rock ledges and in cevasses between rocks in mossy, shallow, sandy soils as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, ground hugging, ovate, dark green aove, reddish purple beneath leaf that is fully developed at blooming and occuring in the late summer and fall on an erect, 1.6" to 4.8" [4 to 12 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.


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