Leafless Beard-orchid

Leafless Beard-orchid
Photographer
Gary Backhouse
Common Name
Leafless Beard-orchid
Scientific Name
Calochilus herbaceus
Size
40cm
Leaf Description
Absent. Rarely solitary, basal and linear to 6cm long.
General Description
To 40cm tall, bearing 1-8 yellow-green flowers, each with coppery to red 'beards'.
Flower Description
Up to 8 light green to brown flowers with red stripes, to 18mm across. Dorsal sepal erect. Labellum has hair fringed margins in red-purple. Column winged with two purple glands at base.
Flower Colour
Yellow-green with purple stripes
Suburb
Many
Flowering Months
January
September
October
November
December
Habitat
Creekline Herb-rich Woodland
Date of Last Record
1990-1999
Growing Conditions
Moist soils, semi-shade.
Conservation Status Vic
Poorly known