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

Description: Terrestrial herb.

Leaves 2.

Flower narrow, 10–14 mm long, green to reddish. Dorsal sepal spathulate, 10–15 mm long, 2.5–3 mm wide; osmophore 2–2.5 mm long. Lateral sepals decurved, 13–18 mm long, c. 0.8 mm wide, divergent; osmophore 3–7 mm long. Petals oblong, 8–11 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, reflexed. Labellum diamond-shaped, 8–10 mm long, 5–6.5 mm wide, with a shiny, black, insectiform callus occupying the basal two-thirds of the upper surface.


Flower
Photo Matt Renner

Flowering: January–April

Distribution and occurrence: Common in moist areas of sclerophyll forest; north from Clyde Mtn to the Blue Mtns.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: ?Vic.
AVH map***

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


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