Chiloglottis sylvestris D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1987 Photo by Colin and Misha Rowan and their The Retired Aussies Website

Another Angle Photo by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Forest Dwelling Chiloglottis

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

This species is from Queensland and New South Wales Australia at elevations of 50 to 1500 meters in moist gullies and slopes in Eucalypys woodlands with a ferny understory or along paths at rainforest margins as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial and has suterranean tubers giving rise to a short stem carrying 2 basal, elliptic, acute leaves and blooms late spring through fall on a terminal, 8" [20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with an acuminate, tubular sheath above the middle

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo