Orange-tip fingers (Petalochilus aurantiacus - formerly Caladenia aurantiaca)

Flowers in Spring (Sep - Nov), favours well-drained soil in heathland and coastal woodland with moist sandy or clay loam soil.

The white flowers are small, short lived and have a distinctive labellum with an orange tip and calli.   The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant  - a total of 5. inches (13cm).

Pollination of the Petalochilus species has been studied very little but it is thought that smaller ones are pollinated by bees.


Grampians Greenhood (Bunochilus macilentus)

Flowers in Spring (Sep - Dec), favours moist to wet shrubby bush with well drained soils.  Colonises disturbed soils in amongst granite boulders.

This is a late flowering greenhood; distinguishing feature is the hairy labellum.  The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 7 inches (18cm). 

All known pollinators of the Genus Bunochilus have been male insects of the fungus gnat and mosquito family.


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