Chiloglottis cornuta Hook.f. 1844 Photo by David Tng and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website


Common Name The Horned Chiloglottis - Green Bird Orchid

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia usually in mountain areas in closed, shady, wet forests at elevations of 50 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial small ground hugging plant with 2 parellel, veined, green, elliptic leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on an erect, 1 3/5" [4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Caladenia cornuta (Hook.f.) Rchb.f. 1871; Chiloglottis cornuta Hook.f. 1844; Simpliglottis cornuta (Hook.f.) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Simpliglottis cornuta photo fide; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;