Flared Helmet Orchid (Corysanthes expansa - formerly Corybas expansus)

Flowers in Winter (Jun - Aug), shrubby forest, coastal scrubs on stabilised sand dues.

Flower is tiny with a broadly flared labellum.  Labellum also has toothed margins.  Can be found growing amongst Corysanthes despectans.

Little is known about pollinators but there is some evidence that fungus gnats are pollen vectors.


Veined Helmet Orchid (Corysanthes dilatata - formerly Corybas dilatatus)

Flowers in Winter (Jun - Sep), favours coastal scrub, moist sheltered area beneath bracken.

Can form large colonies.  Labellum has deep red veins and margins have obvious teeth.  Boss is creamy white and flower sits erect on a long stalk.

Little is known about pollinators but there is some evidence that fungus gnats are pollen vectors.


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