Calochilus platychilus

Calochilus platychilus

Purple beard-orchid

Flowering:
October -November
Usual habitat/distribution:
Woodlands and heathlands within 20km of coast. Well drained soils
Northern, Eastern and Southern Tasmania.
Status:
Not listed
Description:
Thick fleshy scape, 15-45cm tall. 1-9 flowers per stem. Purple hairs covering the labellum, sometimes bronze, sometimes green. Basal hairs reduced to short calli, dark eye spot at base of column.
Locations I have seen it:
Peter Murrell Reserve (Nov 2015)

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