Oligochaetochilus bisetus (Pterostylis biseta) in the Wimmera. I find it interesting how the rosette dries out before the flowers do.
Diuris punctata is known for its large purple blooms. Its sepals are especially long. I found this population in the plains around the Grampians.
The small duck orcid - Caleana minor - is commonly encountered in coastal heathland throughout Victoria. This particular reserve had hundreds of plants throughout it.
An unseasonally heavy rain event fills an alpine lake in Victoria and temporarily submerges the Spiranthes australis (or S. alticola?) residing on its edge. This species loves wet feet but…
Thynninorchis huntiana (Arthrochilus huntianus) is an elbow orchid found in south eastern Australia. It grows in woodland from the coast to subalpine forests. I found this specimen on Mt Buffalo.
Every time I try to find orchids in their peak, it seems that I'm always a week early or lake. This time I was lucky and found Thelymitra cyanea in…
Thelymitra cyanea growing in the Bogong High Plains.
Dipodium roseum is very common hyacinth orchid in Victoria. The species grows in forest and woodland, putting up showy pink scapes during the summer. It is most similar to D.…
A rather ornate bloom of Anoectochilus growing at approx 1000 m elevation in North Sumatra
In the central coast of Australia, Dockrillia linguiformis (Dendrobium linguiforme) often grows as an epiphyte on Casuarina by the estuaries.