Common Bird Orchid Chiloglottis valida

As the name suggests, these terrestrial orchids are quite widespread. These photos are from Chandler Hill, in the Dandenong Ranges National Park, as well as Baluk Willam Flora Reserve. They are probably more widespread than most people realize, their green leaves and brown flowers are well hidden amongst the leaf litter and grass.

Flowering Time Flower Numbers Maximum Height Flower Size
Spring
October and November
single stalk and flower    

Bird Orchid in Baluk Willam
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Bird Orchid in the sun
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Chiloglottis in Chandler Hill
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Bird Orchid in Chandler Hill
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