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

Description: Terrestrial herb.

Leaves 2.

Flower broad, c. 25 mm across, reddish to purplish brown. Dorsal sepal obovate, 19–21 mm long, 7–9 mm wide; osmophore 2–3 mm long. Lateral sepals erect and curved forwards, 15–18 mm long, c. 2.5 mm wide; osmophore c. 1 mm long. Petals lanceolate, 15–18 mm long, 4–4.5 mm wide, divergent. Labellum broad-cordate, 11–12.5 mm long, 9–12 mm wide, with c. 12 linear to terete, erect, dark calli on the basal two-thirds, the largest c. 4 mm long.


Illustration
L. Elkan

Habit
Photo D. Hardin

Flower
Photo D. Hardin

Type
Specimen

Flowering: November–January

Distribution and occurrence: Occurs among grass in sclerophyll forest of mountainous regions to c. 1200 m alt.; chiefly north from the Blue Mtns.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT, ST
AVH map***

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


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