Naked Beard-orchid

Naked Beard-orchid
Photographer
Gary Backhouse
Common Name
Naked Beard-orchid
Scientific Name
Calochilus imberbis
Size
35cm
Leaf Description
Single V-shaped, erect, ribbed, dark green, fleshy leaf with reddish base, to 40cm x 10mm .
General Description
Slender erect herb with 1-3 stem bracts. To 35 cm tall, bearing 1-5 yellow-green flowers with dark red stripes. Beardless. Very similar to C. robertsonii but lacks a beard and may be just an abnormal form of that species. Considered to be rare in Victoria and is very uncommon.
Flower Description
1-5 green flowers with red stripes, to 35mm across. A broad ovate hooded dorsal sepal and lateral sepals narrowing to a point. Labellum lacks a beard or calli. Purple glad at base of each wing on column connected by a ridge.
Flower Colour
Green with red stripes
Suburb
Christmas Hills, Bend of Islands, North Warrandyte, Kangaroo Ground, Wattle Glen, Research
Flowering Months
October
November
December
Habitat
Dry forests and woodlands.
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Well drained gravelly sands and clay soils. Occurs with C. robertsonii.
Conservation Status Vic
Rare