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Chiloglottis formicifera

Chiloglottis formicifera1

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diurideae
SubTribe: Drakaneinae
Genus: Chiloglottis
Species: C. formicifera
Alliance:
Binomial name
Chiloglottis formicifera
[Labill.] Druce 1917


Chiloglottis formicifera is a orchid from the genus Chiloglottis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant bloom from late winter to spring with a single 1.8 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in open forest areas and gullies in New South Wales, Australia at elevations of 5 to 800 meters.

CultureEdit

Plants are deciduous and should be grown in cool temperatures. Plants are grown in a terrestrial mix of soil, leaf litter, sand, and peat. Keep the mix moist during growing season and reduce watering as the leaves die down in the late spring and summer. Keep in moderate to bright light.


NamingEdit

Common Name: The Ant-Carrying Chiloglottis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Myrmechila formicifera (Fitzg.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.2005

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