Like many orchids, Caladenia parva employs sexual mimicry as an extremely specialised mode of pollination. The species targets flower wasps like Lophocheilus anilitatus. The winged males are attracted to the…
Thelymitra benthamiana - the Leopard Orchid. A beautiful sun orchid with red blotches on a yellow base. Growing in the Grampians, Victoria.
Caladenia tentaculata growing in SE Melbourne
Acianthus caudatus was blooming in the fork of a tree Isolated patches of Caladenia parva were around Caladenia oenochila grew nearby. This is the first time I've seen this species!…
Pterostylis nutans with pollinating gnat.
Pterostylis nutans at the end of July, Melbourne
Chiloglottis trapeziformis flowering at the start of spring in Melbourne
Corybas grumulus is a species of helmet orchid from eastern Victoria that grows on tree ferns. This could be an adaptation to avoid the scavenging of lyrebirds, which constantly scratch…
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.