Eriochilus pulchellus Hopper & A.P.Br. 2006 Photo by Pascal Pernot and Caladenia: Terrestrial Orchids of Southern Australia Website

Part Sun Cold Fall

Common Name The Beautiful Eriochilus - In Australia The Granite Bunny Orchid

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

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 10 to 350 meters on granite outcrops in cracks and crevasses in soil pockets as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, held above the ground, small, ovate to oblong, light green, fleshy, hairless, acute, thin stalked basally leaf that is well developed at blooming occuring in the fall on an erect, .8" to 6" [2 to 15 cm] long, sparsely pubescent, 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence.


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