Parson's Bands

Parson's Bands
Photographer
Deb Oliver
Common Name
Parson's Bands
Scientific Name
Eriochilus cucullatus
Size
25cm
Leaf Description
Single shiny dark green oval-shaped leaf at base of stem, develops fully during or after flowering, 10-35mm x 8-11mm.
General Description
A hairless, erect orchid with 1-5 white or pinkish flowers held on a thin wiry, brownish-green stem. The basal leaf is dark green and shiny and appears during or after flowering. Widespread.
Flower Description
1-5 flowers , with a hooded greenish dorsal sepal, to 20mm across. Lateral sepals white or pinkish prominent spreading and narrowly ovate. Labellum cream to greenish with red spots and densely covered in stiff hairs.
Flower Colour
White to pink with dark red and cream to green
Flowering Months
January
February
March
April
May
June
Habitat
Box Ironbark Forest, Damp Forest, Escarpment Shrubland, Grassy Dry Forest, Grassy Forest, Grassy Woodland, Heathy Woodland, Valley Grassy Forest, Valley Heathy Forest
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Moist to dry, well drained soils. Full sun, semi shade.