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Chiloglottis anaticeps D.L.Jones
Family Orchidaceae
Chiloglottis anaticeps D.L.Jones APNI*

Description: Terrestrial herb.

Leaves 2.

Flower narrow, 28–32 mm long, green. Dorsal sepal linear to spathulate, 14–16 mm long, 3–4 mm wide; osmophore c. 4 mm long. Lateral sepals linear, 16–18 mm long, 0.8 mm wide, erect and decurved; osmophore 5–7 mm long. Petals lanceolate, 10–12 mm long, 3–3.5 mm wide, reflexed. Labellum obovate, 9–11 mm long, 5–6 mm wide, anterior margins recurved. Callus green, occupying most of the lamina; major stalked callus resembling a duck's head. Column 8–9 mm long, c. 3 mm wide, broadly winged, green with red anterior spots, dorsally verrucose.


Flowering: December–February

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in tall sclerophyll forest, often along streams or around fringes of low sandstone outcrops; restricted to high country west of Wauchope.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT

Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered ROTAP: 2KC-
AVH map***

Text by D. L. Jones
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


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***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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