Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 1916: 614 (1917) APNI
Flowering plant 5–10 cm tall (scape elongating after pollination). Leaves ovate-elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, 20–50 mm long, 10–15 mm wide, stem-clasping, dark green. Flower bronze or pinkish; dorsal sepal erect, incurved, narrow-spathulate, 13–16 mm long, constricted apically into a short point; lateral sepals spreading and recurved, linear, 15–18 mm long; petals deflexed against ovary, lanceolate, slightly asymmetric, 9–11 mm long. Labellum porrect, trapeziform, long-clawed, somewhat curved, 9–11 mm long, apex with a short point; calli dark red to blackish, forming a thick central band extending almost to the apex of labellum, a prominent backward-facing bilobed gland near base of lamina that is more or less continuous with main gland mass when viewed in profile. Column wings hardly hooding anther. Flowers Dec.–Mar.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, Strz, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro. CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, NIS, VRiv. Also Tas.
In Victoria known currently by a few collections from the east of the state in open forests and woodlands often on well-drained sandy or gravelly soil.
Studies of the pollinating insect have indicated that the plant formerly identified as Chiloglottis reflexa in Victoria is actually a new species now treated as C. curviclavia whereas what is here treated as C. reflexa is a replacement name for C. trilabra.
Jones, D.L. (2018). Two new morphologically dstinct species of Chiloglottis R.Br. (Orchidaceae: Drakaeinae) from south-eastern Australia, Australian Orchid Review 83(3): 37-43.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|