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

Description: Terrestrial herb.

Leaves 2.

Flower narrow, 18–22 mm long, green to reddish. Dorsal sepal spathulate, 16–18 mm long, 3–4 mm wide; osmophore 2–2.5 mm long. Lateral sepals decurved, 13–17 mm long, c. 0.8 mm wide, divergent; osmophore 4–6 mm long. Petals linear-oblong, 11–13 mm long, 3.5–4 mm wide, reflexed. Labellum broad-spathulate, 10–12 mm long, 7–8.5 mm wide, with a shiny black insectiform callus occupying the basal half to two-thirds of the upper surface, flanked by red clavate calli.


Flower
Photo D. Hardin

Flowering: December–April

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in tall moist forest, usually on basalt loams, north of Nowendoc.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3KC-
AVH map***

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


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