Inland Leek Orchid (Prasophyllum sp. aff. pyriforme)

Flowers in Spring/Summer (Nov - Dec), favours sandy to gravelly soil in heathy woodlands.

Has a fragmented distribution, most colonies grow close to the Grampians.  This orchid does not need fire to promote flowering.  Lateral sepals are mostly joined together along the margins.

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


Cryptic duck Orchid (Sullivania disjuncta - formerly Parcaleana disjuncta)

Flowers in Spring/Summer (Oct - Dec), favours heathy woodland and currently only found in the Grampians, although also occurs in S.A.  It is endangered in Victoria.

Shiny calli cover only the apical third of the labellum.  The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 6 inches (15cm). The ovate leaf makes it distinguishable from the Small duck-orchid before the flower opens.

Pollination is by the male sawfly.


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