Alpine Swan Greenhood (Hymenochilus crassicaulis - formerly Pterostylis crassicaulis)

Flowers in Spring (Dec - Feb), favours grass tussocks and sedges in sub-alpine grasslands, herb fields and in snow gum woodlands.

Multi-flowered with the small green labellum having a dark green beak-like appendage.  The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 8.5 inches (19.5cm).

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


Long-tongued Shell Orchid (Diplodium dolichochilum - formerly Pterostylis dolichochila)

Flowers in Autumn/Winter (Apr - Aug), favours mallee heath, especially in the leaf litter, and around Eucalyptus leucoxylon.

The labellum curves and protrudes when set .  The flower can be white and green to reddish brown.  The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 2 inches (5cm).

Pollinator uncertain but all known pollinators of the Genus Diplodium have been male insects of the fungus gnat and mosquito family.


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