Grampians Leek Orchid (Prasophyllum maccanii)

Flowers in Spring/Summer (Nov - Dec), favours well drained sandy or gravel soils in sparse shrubby woodland.

Has a robust habit with crowded yellowish/green flowers which have a sharply re-curved labellum.  The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 13.5 inches (35cm).  It is localised and can be identified by its large labellum.

Bees and wasps are reported to be main pollinators of this genus although syrphiid flies are also frequent visitors.


Spectral Duck Orchid (Paracaleana sullivanii)

Flowers in Summer (Dec - Jan), favours woodland, low growing shrubs and grasses in well drained soils.

This is a rare apomictic form with a fixed, vestigial labellum.  It has the unusual characteristic of being able to produce seed without pollination or fertilization (process called apomixis).  The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 3 inches (8cm).


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