Yesterday was our annual Spring tour of the Shoalhaven region for the Australasian Native Orchid Society.
It was an Australasian tour as well, with Ian Chalmers (from Sydney), Editor of the Orchadian, and the National Registrar of Judges - John Creeggan (from New Zealand) and his wife, joining us on the tour.
So many plants, so little time...
Today I will simply name the main species we found.
|Pterostylis baptistii in profile|
|Pterostylis baptistii from front, showing the pollinia behind the labellum|
|Pterostylis baptistii - my favourite image|
That photo was taken with a flash held below the camera,
giving great light into the low end of the flower.
from the sublime to the ridiculously minute .
|Oxysepalum shepherdii (formerly Bulbophyllum)|
|Petalochilus carnea (formerly Caladenia)|
|Dockrillia pugioniformis The Dagger Orchid|
|Some not quite open Dockrillia striolata flowers|
|A pure white form of Petalochilus carneus|
|And again, from the side.|
|A look-alike for Pterostylis pedunculata, Pt erecta|
|Pterostylis erecta from the rear. Note spider legs poking out from flower|
|Pterostylis erecta from side|
|Twin flowers of Petalochilus hillmanii|
|Oligochaetochilus rufus bud - just about to open.|
So, as you can imagine, we returned home exhausted, but happy.