|Summer Greenhood Pterostylis (Diplodium) decurvum, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.|
|Dainty Greenhood Pterostylis (Diplodium) reflexum, Black Mountain, Canberra.|
Below, part of a large colony.
|Little Dumpies Pterostylis (Diplodium) truncatum, Black Mountain, Canberra.|
I do like such quaint folk names, whose origins are now lost to us.
|Blushing Tiny Greenhood Pterostylis (Speculantha) rubescens, Black Mountain, Canberra.|
|Large Midge Orchid Acianthus exsertus, Black Mountain, Canberra; above and below.|
These were probably atypically early, but were well within March.
('Large' is relative, it's worth pointing out!)
|Parson's Bands Eriochilus cucullatus,|
above (Smith's Road near Angle Crossing) and below (Mongarlowe, New South Wales).
These delightful little orchids flower from late summer well into autumn; they range from rich pink to white.
|Tiny Strand Orchid Bulbophyllyum (Adelopetalum) exiguum, Nowra, New South Wales.|
Another delightful miniature, flowers only 5mm long, growing on logs and rocks in rainforest.The splitting of Bulbophyllum by Jones is also contentious