Dusky Fingers (Petalochilus fuscatus - formerly Caladenia fuscata)

Flowers in Spring (Sept - Nov), found in most types of forest habitat, at times growing in what appears to be rock-hard dirt.

Single flower with erect incurved dorsal sepal and gap between lateral sepals.

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


Dwarf Greenhood (Linguella nana - formerly Pterostylis nana)

Flowers in Spring (Aug - Oct), favours heathland, eucalypt forest and mallee.

Small greenhood with erect flowers, labellum is completely hidden within the flower.  This species shows a great variation even in the same area.  The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 5 inches (13cm).

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


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