Arthrochilus huntiana ( F.Muell. ) Blaxell 1972

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Plant and Flower in situ Victoria Australia Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website

Common Name Hunt's Arthrochilus [Australian Orchid Enthusiast 1800's] - The Leafless Elbow Orchid - The Common Leafless Elbow Orchid

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania Australia and New Zealand at elevations of 100 to 1250 meters in open forests, montane woodlands and heathy forests as miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial, mycoheterotrophic orchid occuring in heathy, open forest and woodland; often found in leaf litter beneath other vegetation with an oblong underground tuber giving rise to a reddish, erect, 20" [50 cm] long, 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence occuring in the spring and summer.

Synonyms *Drakaea huntiana F.Muell. 1889; Spiculaea huntiana (F.Muell.) Schltr. 1921; Thynninorchis huntiana ( F.Muell. ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Thynninorchis nothofagicola (D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 41 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002 as Arthochilus huntianus; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Thynninorchis huntianus photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as photo good

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