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Chiloglottis sylvestris D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.
Family Orchidaceae
Chiloglottis sylvestris D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. APNI*

Description: Terrestrial herb.

Leaves 2.

Flower narrow, 20–26 mm long, greenish pink with a dark labellum callus. Dorsal sepal linear to spathulate, 10–13 mm long, 2–2.5 mm wide; osmophore 2–3 mm long. Lateral sepals recurved, 10–14 mm long, c. 0.4 mm wide, divergent; osmophore 2–3 mm long, yellowish. Petals lanceolate, 7–10 mm long, c. 2 mm wide, reflexed. Labellum diamond-shaped, 7–10 mm long, 5–6 mm wide, a reddish black, insectiform callus occupying the basal two-thirds.


Illustration
L. Elkan

Flowering: December–May.

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in moist situations, often fringing streams and rainforest; chiefly north from Robertson.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, ?SC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

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


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