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Calochilus imberbis

Naked Beard-orchid

See Calochilus robertsonii

Additional information

  • FamilyOrchidaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Plant groupingOrchids
  • Flower colourGreen
  • FlowersSimilar to C. robertsonii but lacks a beard. May be just a specialised form.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsGrows in drier forests and woodlands. Occurs with C. robertsonii.
  • Garden useUse of orchids in gardens is not recommended, unless they already occur naturally, in which case they need to be protected. Removing orchids from the bush usually results in their death and further depletes remaining wild orchid populations.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusRare in Victoria with few known populations. Recorded from very few sites in the Shire and at risk of disappearing. May be an unusual form of C. robertsonii.
  • Aboriginal Use Food - tuber
Photographer/s: 1, 3 Colin Rowan ©Retired Aussies; 2 Cathy Powers ©

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