Scientific Name:
Chiloglottis cornuta Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. I. (Fl. Antarct.) Part I, 69 (1844)
  • Caladenia cornuta (Hook.f.) Reichb.f. (1871)
  • Simpliglottis cornuta (Hook.f.) Szlach., Polish Bot. J. 46: 13 (2001)
Vernacular Name(s):
Green bird orchid

Plant at fl. c. 4–10 cm. tall, at fr. to 30 cm. tall, the mature capsule us. far above the floral bract. Stem erect, slightly fleshy, glab. Green lvs 2, us. close together, c. 3–10 × 1–3 cm., linear-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, acute to subacute, petiolate, glab. and ± fleshy. Floral bract with long cylindric sheath, lamina = or > ovary, green, sts larger and appearing as third lf. Fl. erect, between or above spreading lvs. Per. c. 1.5 cm. tall, green, glab., ± fleshy. Sepals shortly caudate; dorsal ovate-lanceolate; lateral much narrower, ± channelled. Petals slightly shorter, ovate-lanceolate, erect to spreading. Labellum broadly to narrowly triangular, on short claw; margins entire; calli dark green to reddish, ± globose, variously arranged in a ± central group, 2 often forming thickened inturned auricles near the base. Column almost as long as lip, the foot ending in a transverse thickening; wing narrow to level of stigma, there wider and extending almost to top of anther in broad, us. incurved lobe.

[From: Moore and Edgar (1970) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 2]

Indigenous (Non-endemic)
de Lange, P.J. 2002: New genera, reinstatements and combinations for New Zealand Orchidaceae (Tribe Diurideae). New Zealand Botanical Society Newsletter 68: 14–18. [as Simpliglottis cornuta (Hook.f.) Szlach.]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series. No. 22. [Not Threatened]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Not Threatened]
Hooker, J.D. 1844–1845: The Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of H.M. Discovery Ships Erebus and Terror in the Years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross. I. Flora Antarctica. Part I. Botany of Lord Auckland’s Group and Campbell’s Island. Reeve, Brothers, London.
Miller J.T.; Clements, M.A. 2014: Molecular phylogenetic analyses of Drakaeinae: Diurideae (Orchidaceae) based on DNA sequences of the internal transcribed spacer region. Australian Journal of Botany 27: 3–22.
Szlachekto, D.L. 2001: Genera et Species Orchidalium 1. Polish Botanical Journal 46: 11–26.