Yarra Ranges Shire Council


Calochilus imberbis

Common Name: Naked Beard-orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Description: See Calochilus robertsonii
Flowering: Similar to C. robertsonii but lacks a beard. May be just a specialised form.
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Growing Conditions: Grows in drier forests and woodlands. Occurs with C. robertsonii.
Garden Use: Use of orchids in gardens is not recommended, unless they already occur naturally, in which case they need to be protected. Removing orchids from the bush usually results in their death and further depletes remaining wild orchid populations.
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Plant Communities: 17, 30
Conservation Status: Rare in Victoria with few known populations. Known from very few sites and at risk of disappearing.
Aboriginal Use: Food - tuber
Commercially available: Never
Bird Attracting: No
Butterfly Attracting: No
Frog Habitat: No
Photographer: Cathy Powers ©
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Last Updated: 30/06/2010
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