Cestichis swenssonii (F.M.Bailey) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones APNI*
Synonyms: Liparis swenssonii F.M.Bailey APNI*
Description: Epilithic herb; pseudobulbs ovoid to compressed-ovoid, 2–4 cm long, 15–30 mm wide.
Leaves usually 1 (sometimes 2) per shoot, jointed at the base, linear to lanceolate, 10–30 cm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, conduplicate; not petiolate.
Inflorescence erect to pendent, 10–25 cm long, 10–30-flowered; pedicel plus ovary 8–15 mm long. Flowers green, ageing to cream or yellow with 2 parallel, longitudinal yellow to orange keels on the labellum. Sepals free, spreading, almost in the same plane, obtuse, 6–9 mm long, 1–2 mm wide. Lateral petals spreading to deflexed, obtuse, 6–9 mm long, 1–2 mm wide. Labellum deflexed through c. 180° , rounded.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in rainforest or wet sclerophyll forest in coastal ranges; north from the Manning R., between 200 and 1200 m alt.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by P. H. Weston
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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