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

Description: Terrestrial herb.

Leaves 2.

Flower narrow, 10–12 mm long, greenish brown with a black labellum callus. Dorsal sepal spathulate, 12.5–13.5 mm long, 3–3.2 mm wide; osmophore c. 0.5 mm long. Lateral sepals recurved, 7–10 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, divergent; osmophore c. 0.7 mm long, dark red. Petals oblanceolate, 9.5–10.5 mm long, c. 3 mm wide, reflexed. Labellum obovate, 9–10 mm long, 8–8.5 mm wide, the upper surface covered with a shiny, black callus. Column broadly winged.


Flowering: September–November

Distribution and occurrence: Grows among grass in tall forest; north from Barrington Tops.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT

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

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


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