Elbow Orchid (Thynninorchis huntiana - formerly Arthrochilus huntiana)

Flowers in Summer (Nov - Mar), favours heathy, open forest and woodland; often found in leaf litter beneath other vegetation.

This orchid is often overlooked because of its size and discrete preferred growing environment.  It has no leaves and the labellum bears a remarkable resemblance to an insect.  The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 5.5 inches (13cm). 

This genus has been studied and is pollinated by the males of thynoid wasp of an un-described genus.


Horned Orchid (Orthoceras strictum)

Flowers in Summer (Nov - Jan), favours heathy, open forest; often found in moist sites and grassland.

This orchid is often difficult to find in its preferred growing environment (tall grasses).  It is, however, tall and can vary from greenish to dark brown.  The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 20.5 inches (52cm). 

The Orthoceras genus is self-pollinating.


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