Musky Stegostyla (Stegostyla gracilis - formerly Caladenia gracilis)

Flowers in Spring (Oct - Nov), favours open forest and woodland, often in undulating habitat.

Relatively tall Stegostyla with musky scented flowers.  The apex of the lips is usually reddish purple and the rear sepal is strongly incurved forward.

Pollination of the Stegostyla species has been studied very little but it is thought that smaller ones are pollinated by bees.


Common Ruddyhood (Oligochaetochilus squamatus - formerly Pterostylis squamata)

Flowers in Spring (Oct - Nov), favours sparser forests, growing in clay-loam soils often in somewhat rocky or bare ridge areas.

The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 3 inches (7.5cm).  The flower is approx. 1cm wide.

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


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