PARSON'S BANDS FACTS
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Parson's Bands is a terrestrial orchid from eastern Australia. The flowers are white or sometimes pink with two large lateral sepals which grow downwards. The labellum is greenish or cream coloured. The flowers are about 2 cm across and are produced on slender stems to 25 cm tall, with up to five flowers on a stem. The plant has a single oval shaped leaf which grows to about 3 cm long. Flowering is in summer and early autumn from about February to May. The plant dies back to a tuber each in winter year.
10cm - 25cm
grassland, heathland, woodland, open forest
Eriochilus cucullatus is found in south east Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria, southern South Australia and Tasmania.
|Common Name:||Parson's Bands|
Relatives in same Genus