Chiloglottis palachila D. Jones & M.A. Clem 1991 Photo by P J Cribb and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Side View of Flower Photo by Malcolm Thomas of Australia


Common Name The Spade-Lip Chiloglottis - The Spade-Lip Wasp Orchid

Flower Size .8 to .85" [2 to 2.2 cm]

Found in New South Wales at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters among grass and shrubs in open forests as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 basal, elliptic, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, 4.8 to 6.8" [12 to 17 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

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