Purple Beard Orchid

Family: Orchidaceae
Genus: Calochilus
Species: robertsonii
Main Flower Colour: Purple


Leaf linear to lanceolate, to 30 cm long and 13 mm wide, dark green.

Inflorescence to 46 cm high, 1–5-flowered. Sepals and lateral petals reddish brown with darker stripes. Labellum c. 15 mm long, c. 8 mm wide, broad; lamina with glossy whitish mauve, purple-maroon or bronzy beard, the calli shorter and warty towards base; elongated apex crisped and bearing calli on at least half its surface. Column collars each with purple gland at base; rim interconnecting collars prominent, purplish.

Flowering start in September and ends in January.


The main flower colour is purple.


http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Calochilus~robertsoniiCreated: 06 Nov 2014 - Stephen L (Clare) SA
Updated: 19 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Bio Regions

Kanmantoo (KAN)

Region Specifics

Kangaroo Island

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