Chiloglottis cornuta
 

 

Chiloglottis cornuta
Syn: Simpliglottis cornuta
Green Bird Orchid
Map Loading...
PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
4 to 10cm high when in flower. Stem erect, green.

LEAVES: Two green leaves lying directly opposite each other.
3 - 10cm long, oval, parallel veined and smooth.

FLOWER: Solitary. 2-3cm across. Sepals and petals green to pale green in colour (occasionally with red tints). Labellum broadly to narrowly triangular, moveable on a short claw, coloured green, brownish-green or red. Central area of labellum with prominent glossy green or reddish-brown calli.

FLOWERING TIME: October - February.

HABITAT: Lowland to montane. Well lit native forests and scrub.
Exotic Pine plantations.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Not Threatened.

NOTES: Flower stem elongates by up to 30cm after setting seed.
     
     
Previous Bird Orchids Next