Eriochilus R.Br.

6 species endemic Aust.; all states and territories except NT

Tubers globular. Leaf solitary, basal, ovate to broad-lanceolate, glabrous, often purple beneath, cordate at the base. Flowers 1–5, terminal. Perianth pink or white. Stem bractless above the leaf. Dorsal sepal erect, slightly concave, sometimes with undulate edges; lateral sepals on a slender claw; the lamina lanceolate. Petals linear almost as long as the dorsal sepal. Labellum equal to or shorter than the petals, on an erect claw embracing the column; the basal margins often produced into small lateral lobes; middle lobe of lamina much recurved, convex above. Column slightly curved or erect, sometimes ciliate in front, narrowly winged. Stigma concave. Anther erect, blunt, valvate, with 2 pollen sacs; pollinia 8, 4 pyriform masses in each pollen sac, waxy or granular.