Also called the Parrot’s Beak Orchid. This terrestrial herb species is common in moist areas of dry sclerophyll forest, wet sclerophyll forest and coastal scrub. Flowering June to September from a leafless stem usually 15-20cm and sometimes found in dense colonies. A new species for the Conservation Area.
I.D. and reference courtesy of Denis Wilson.
Found as a single specimen, this native, terrestrial herb seen flowering for the first time at Sportsman Creek wildlife refuge today. These orchids generally grow in poorer schlerophyll forests and heath. Although widespread are only recorded at higher altitudes in northern New South Wales ? Pollination is by small, native bees and possibly some beetles and fly.
I.D. courtesy of Denis Wilson.
Common but regionally significant species the Cymbidium suave seen flowering today at Sportsman Creek wildlife refuge. An epiphytic orchid which has tiny crisp green flowers, 1.5cm across, with dark red lip. Spikes are pendulous with up to 30 flowers on each. This plant has over 200 flowers and lives at 4metres in a dead tree.
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Reference; Gardeners’ Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers.