Chiloglottis formicifera

Chiloglottis formicifera1

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

Chiloglottis formicifera is a orchid from the genus Chiloglottis.


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


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


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.


Common Name: The Ant-Carrying Chiloglottis


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

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