That dreadful pun is because they are in a group of Orchids known as "Twig Epiphytes" which literally attach themselves by their roots to flimsy structure on other plants. In this case it was growing on (hanging from) a large, but dying plant of Cassinia trinerva.
I have posted an album of a number of images which are easily accessed and can be scrolled through quickly,
Here is my clearest photo of the flower.
The Tangle-root Orchid
Note the spur below (behind) the white labellum.
That is where a "nectary" is located.
Note the yellow top of the column visible above the white labellum.
Apparently this flower is perfumed
(I cannot detect the perfume myself)
and is pollinated by native bees.
|My favourite image - showing the hollow tube |
leading to the Nectary
of Plectorrhiza tridentata
hanging from a low and flimsy branch of a Cassinia.