Autumn Wasp Orchid (Chiloglottis reflexa)

Flowers in Autumn (Feb - May), favours sclerophyll forest, prefers moist situations and almost always found in sandy soil.

The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 2.5inches (6.5cm).  The flower is approx. 1.5cm high X .75cm wide.

It is pollinated by the male thynnine wasp which attempts to mate with the insect-like lip.


Banded Greenhood (Urochilus sanguineus - formerly Pterostylis sanguinea)

Flowers in Winter (Jun - Sep), favours woodland in shady areas and the soil is usually sandy.

The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 7 inches (17.5cm).  The flower is approx. 2cm high X 1.5cm wide.

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


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