Small Gnat Orchid (Cyrtostylis reniformis)

Flowers in Spring (Jun - Oct), favours moist soil in sclerophyll forest.

Grows in dense colonies when conditions are suitable but not all will produce flowers.  Can grow from 8 - 12cm tall but flower is only about 1cm long.

Pollination is poorly studied but it is thought to be pollinated by tiny flies.


Hooded Caladenia (Stegostyla cucullata - formerly Caladenia cucullata)

Flowers in Spring (Oct - Nov), favours drier woodland and forest, well drained soils.

The flower of this species has a lemon scent in hot weather.

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


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