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Chiloglottis diphylla R.Br.
Family Orchidaceae
Chiloglottis diphylla R.Br. APNI*

Description: Terrestrial herb.

Leaves 2.

Flower narrow, 30–34 mm long, greenish brown with a dark labellum callus. Dorsal sepal spathulate, 12–14 mm long, 2–2.5 mm wide; osmophore 3–4 mm long. Lateral sepals recurved, 15–22 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide; osmophore 7–10 mm long, yellowish. Petals oblong, 7–9 mm long, 2–2.3 mm wide, reflexed. Labellum diamond-shaped, 7–10 mm long, 4–5 mm wide, anterior margins strongly recurved, a black, insectiform callus occupying most of the upper surface.


Habit
Photo W. Cherry

Flower
Photo W. Cherry

Other photo
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flowering: February–May.

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread on the ranges and on the coast, in moist areas of sclerophyll forest; north from Batemans Bay.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, ST, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

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


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
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