Common name: Green Bird Orchid
Chiloglottis cornuta Hook.f. APNI*
Synonyms: Chiloglottis muelleri Fitzg. APNI*
Description: Terrestrial herb.
Flower broad, c. 30 mm across, green with reddish calli on the labellum. Dorsal sepal ovate to lanceolate, 13–15 mm long, 5–8 mm wide; osmophore c. 1 mm long. Lateral sepals erect and curved forwards, 10–13 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide; osmophore c. 2 mm long. Petals linear to lanceolate, 11–13 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, falcate, divergent. Labellum narrowly cordate, 8–9 mm long, 5–7 mm wide, with 6–8 dark red, terete or flattened calli.
Distribution and occurrence: Known only from near Perisher Gap where it grows in
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by D. L. Jones
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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