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Stately Helmet Orchid

Corysanthes diemenica

Description:

Ground hugging to 4cm, flower - 1, to 15mm across. Gorgeous little thing with deep burgandy patterning.

Habitat:

occuring in moist sheltered sites in open, sclerophyll. Plant blooms during the winter to spring with a 1.5 cm flower. Flowers are pollinated by fungal gnats.

Notes:

Previously: Corybas diemenicus

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2 Comments

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 4 years ago

That's really pretty. I love the second pic...looks like someone with a hoody or a wacky kinda hairdo :D

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 4 years ago

Thanks Vinny , they are so small , luckily i was crouched down , taking a pic of some fungi and caught it out the corner of my eye. =)

Vinny
Vinny 4 years ago

Nice find, easy to walk past these little fella's.

CharliePrice
Spotted by
CharliePrice

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Lat: -41.48, Long: 147.14

Spotted on Jul 27, 2015
Submitted on Aug 3, 2015

Spotted for Mission

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