Chiloglottis gunnii Lindl. 1840

Plant and Flower in situ Photos by Nuytsia@Tas Terrestrial Orchid Gallery

Part Shade ColdLATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name Gunn's Chiloglottis - The Tall Bird Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Victioria and Tasmania Australia at elevations of 5 to 450 meters in moist to wet forests and coastal scrub as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, robust stem carrying a few large, petiolate base, ovate to ovate-oblong leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, single flowered inflroescence with a stiffly erect flower.

Synonyms Caladenia gunnii (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1871; Chiloglottis platychila G.W.Carr 1991; Simpliglottis gunnii (Lindl.) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 drawing/photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Simpliglottis gunnii photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok;