Some nice specimens of Pterostylis sanguinea growing in the Brisbane Ranges. The species is named for its blood red blooms.
Stimulated by the prior season's bushfires and the La Nina rains, 2021 was a great year for Eriochilus cucullatus in the Blue Mountains of NSW.
2021 was a great year for Prasophyllum striatum in the Blue Mountains of NSW, presumably stimulated by the prior season's fires and La Nina rains.
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.
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.…