Maroonhood (Pterostylis pedunculata)

Flowers in Spring (Aug - Oct), favours moist areas in sclerophyll and heathy forest.

It is an erect orchid easily identified because of its reddish brown hood.  The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 5 inches (13cm).

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


Slaty Helmet Orchid (Corysanthes incurva - formerly Corybas incurvus)

Flowers in Winter (Jun - Aug), favours shady/sheltered sites in open forest and heathland.

It is the most common helmet orchid, growing in large colonies but only a low proportion flowering. The photo ruler gives an indication of size with the width of the leaf being about one inch (2.5cm).

Little is known about pollinators but there is some evidence that fungus gnats are pollen vectors.

About .5cm wide


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