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Red Beard-orchid

calochilus paludosus


A slender plant about 24 cms tall with about three bracts. The flowers were green with purplish red filamentous beard-like growth. The two petals (lateral) had distinct red stripes. The outer surface of the sepals were the same deep red colour. Leaves were single folded, erect with a slight red base (pic 5)


Spotted in a mixed wet and dry sclerophyll forest dominated by silver stringy bark. An Australian and New Zealand native.


These orchids are protected.
Family: Orchidaceae

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Thanks to you Vinny. You know where we spotted this one and others - B-W Reserve. I am embarrassed to say that we've lived so close to this reserve for years and didn't know about it. Thanks again.

Vinny 9 years ago

Great spot Leuba I've never seen one of these

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 15, 2014
Submitted on Oct 15, 2014

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