Chiloglottis seminuda D.L.Jones 1991

Another View Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Common Name The Half-Naked Chiloglottis [refers to the non-hairy apex of the lip ] - In Australia - Bare Tip Wasp Orchid - The Turtle Orchid

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial occuring in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia at elevations of 50 to 1100 meters on rocky outcrops in open forest with a elliptic tuber giving rise to an erect stem carrying 2 basal, elliptic, acute, wavy, basally clasping leaves and a tubular, acuminate sheath above the middle that will bloom in the late spring through fall on an erect, green, swollen apically, to 14" [to 35 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #1 2013 photo ok;