Chiloglottis jeanesii D.L.Jones

Muelleria 10: 64 (1997) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Flowering plant 4–7 cm tall (scape elongating to 10 cm or more after pollination). Leaves broadly elliptic, petiolate, 30–70 mm long, 10–30 mm wide, dark green above, paler beneath, margin entire. Flower green or purplish-brown; dorsal sepal erect, incurved, obovate-spathulate, 17–20 mm long; lateral sepals porrect in basal half then recurved, divergent or parallel, broadest near the base then tapered to apex, 14–17 mm long; petals widely divergent, asymmetrically ovate-lanceolate, 13–16 mm long. Labellum on short claw, ovate-cordate, 10–13 mm long; calli reddish to blackish, 6–10, 3 basal ones tall and column-like, terminal one sessile. Column widely winged in upper half, wing as long or longer than anther. Flowers Nov.–Jan.

GipP, HSF, VAlp. Localised in mountainous regions east of Melbourne (e.g. Dandenong Ranges, Toorongo, Baw Baw National Park) where sometimes locally common in fern gullies and wet sclerophyll forests.

Often grows with Chiloglottis cornuta and C. valida and once thought to be a hybrid between the two.

Created by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-02-10
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-02-15
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Orchidaceae
genus Chiloglottis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Chiloglottis jeanesii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Chiloglottis jeanesii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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