Chiloglottis valida D.L. Jones 1991 Photo by Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHID OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

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Common Name The Robust Chiloglottis - The Large Bird Orchid

Flower Size to 1 3/5" [to 4 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania occuring at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters on moist slopes and gullies in sub-alpine forests miniature sized, cold growing Australian terrestrial with an elliptic tuber giving rise to a short stem carrying 2 dark green, basal, elliptic, obtuse leaves and flowers there in early spring till mid summer on an solitary flowered, erect, 1.2" [3 cm] long inflorescence and has the largest, hinged lip, flowers in the genus.

Synonyms Simpliglottis valida (D.L.Jones) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982 ; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Simpliglottis valida drawing good; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Simpliglottis valida photo fide; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 as Simpliglottis valida photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #1 2013 as C aff valida photo good;