A Field Guide to the Native Orchids of Southern Australia
Australia's flora boasts over 1,200 species of orchid. This book describes 268 species to help the orchid enthusiast and the causal bushwalker to identify many of the commoner, and some of the special, orchids in the field. It gives a description for each orchid, detailing its distribution, flowering period and habitat.
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25 cm tall 30 cm tall apex basal leaves basal rosette brown Caladenia calli callus central scape clumps cm long cm x coastal colourful ﬂowers Cryptostylis curved dark green Description Epiphytic orchid Description Small terrestrial Description Terrestrial orchid Distribution NSW Distribution Qld Diuris Dongara Epiphytic orchid forming ﬂat ﬂeshy Flowering period Aug Flowering period Nov Flowering period Oct Flowering period Sept ﬂowering plants forest and heathland forest and woodland fragrant ﬂowers Greenhood Description Terrestrial greenish Habitat Moist Habitat Open forest Habitat Well-drained soils hairy scape heathland heathy forest hooded ﬂower Israelite Bay Kalbarri Lithophytic locally common mallee margins montane Notes A distinctive Notes This species NSW south Orchid Description Terrestrial orchid which forms ovate pink prominent pseudobulbs Pterostylis Qld and NSW racemes rainforest rear sepal recurved reddish rhizome rosette scape to 40 shrubby forest shrubland Similar species Small terrestrial orchid smaller ﬂowers stalked leaves tips yellow yellowish yellowish-green