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Red Beard Orchid

Calochilus paludosus


A dramatic flower about 300mm above ground on a straight stem (slightly thicker than other orchids in the area)


In a dry sclerophyll forest dominated by silver leafed stringybark eucalyptus. Baluk William Flora Reserve.


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The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Reminds me of a Sunday-morning-after tongue.

James McNair
James McNair 9 years ago

Awesome...the pirate plant!

MartinL 9 years ago

What a great one Mark. You've made a good start.
It will be a great help to get suggestions from other spotters because these critters cannot fly away :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

That's what I thought too Angel. Orchids are going to be a nice new subject for us :)

arlanda 9 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Belgrave South, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 15, 2014
Submitted on Oct 15, 2014

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