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Family Orchidaceae

Calochilus paludosus
Red beard orchid

Plant with a single narrow erect leaf and a stem to about 30cm high, on which there are up to 8 flowers. The labellum tapers to a long, straight point, and the top part is covered in long dark red hairs.

Habitat: sandstone soils, moist spots in open forest and heath.

Flowering: Spring

Distribution: coastal zone Australia-wide, except in WA, New Zealand

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