Red-tip Greenhood (Speculantha sp. aff. parviflora formerly Pterostylis sp. aff. parviflora)

Flowers in Autumn (Mar - May), favours heathland, woodland and open forests on soils varying from sandy to red clayey soil.

This tiny orchid is frequently overlooked because of its size and often found in the same area as the Tiny Greenhood.  Leaves form at the time or just after flowering.

Pollinator uncertain but all known pollinators of the Genus Speculantha have been male insects of the fungus gnat and mosquito family.


Scented Sun Orchid (Thelymitra megcalyptra)

Flowers in Spring (Sep - Nov), favours grassland, grassy forests and mallee shrubland.

Sometimes grows in large colonies, flowers have an attractive scent.

Believed to be pollinated by bees but if not, then the flowers will self pollinate.  Almost all species have flowers that open only on sunny days - hence the name of 'sun' orchid.


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