|Lesser Wanderer Butterfly|
Here it is sitting on a rock shelf, beside the creek.
Here is the Pointed Greenhood (Pterostylis acuminata). This yet another case of an Orchid which is not supposed to be here. It is meant to be a coastal plant, found at lower altitude. This is on the sandstone plateau, on Tourist Road, Kangaloon, at an altitude of 625 metres (thanks Google Earth). Alan Stephenson has confirmed my tentative ID for this plant. Normally it has fawn tinge to the front of the hood. But the gaping sinus and the pointed labellum are diagnostic.
|Pterostylis acuminata - note the bulging "sinus"|
Here is another plant, taken two days earlier.
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Note the pointed labellum
That is the source of the name "acuminata"
Here is the labellum and the sinus, seen from close up, and low down.
|Pointed Greenhood - Pterostylis acuminata|