Angahook Fingers (Petalochilus maritimus - formerly Caladenia maritima)

Flowers in Spring (Sep - Oct), favours well-drained soil in dense coastal heath and found in a restricted site.

This orchid is endangered because of localized hatibat.  Leaf is almost hairless which is a distinguishing feature.   The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant  - a total of 7 inches (18cm).

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


Short-tailed Leopard Orchid (Diuris sp. aff. pardina)

Flowers in Spring (Oct - Nov), favours herb rich grassy forests in well drained soils.

This orchid is similar to the D. pardina but has a broader labellum and thick lateral sepals.  The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant  - a total of 8.5 inches (21cm).

Pollination is mainly by small bees but syrphiid flies and beetles may also be pollinators.


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