Chiloglottis trapeziformis D.L. Jones 1877

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Flower Size Reference Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies WEbsite

EARLY to mid

Common Name The Trapezoid Chiloglottis - The Diamond Ant Orchid

Flower Size 3/43" [2cm]

This species hails from New Zealand, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia in mountain and coastal areas in closed scrublands open forests and woodlands, in well drained sands and clay loams at elevations of sea level to 800 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 dark green, basal leaves and flowers there in early spring till mid summer on an solitary flowered, erect, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, inflorescence and it has an amazing resemblance to a baby chick waiting for food.

Synonyms Myrmechila trapeziformis (Fitzg.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Myrmechila trapeziformis photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #1 2013 photo ok?;