Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells
Christmas Bells - Blandfordia nobilis

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Two new species of Orchids for me.

Technically, I have seen the first species before today, but only as dried (finished) flowers.
To say that the plant needs to be seen (when fresh) to be appreciated is an understatement.

These plants were found in the Budgong Fire Trail, in the Shoalhaven Vallly,,

It is called the Mayfly Orchid. Nemacianthus caudatus
What a weird and wonderful thing it is.

Nemacianthus caudatus - the Mayfly Orchid.
 Here is a shot of the entire stem
Nemacianthus caudatus - full stem.

This is a distant shot of Petalochilus alatus
This is the first time I have seen this species.
I didn't know what it was at first.
Full plant of Petalochilus alatus

Petalochilus alatus (click to enlarge image).

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