An occasional note that will mostly contain some observations of events that occur in the natural world here in
Gippsland - Victoria - Australia.
Hi GouldiaeAs per my comment on yesterday's post, our seasons are very close just now.I have this species in flower here, now, just starting.Your ID is correct.Some books call them "Tiger Orchids", but the Latin name is right.CheersDenis
Aah Denis,You are a wonderful resource - thanks. Yes, it's great fun when 'the flowering' is on. 'Where to next?The Hornets, or sulphurea at least, are not in great number, but I don't recall seeing them on the course for a season or two, so it was good of them to come back.Gouldiae.
Can't imagine why they call it a hornet orchid!
Sun Orchids will be next, as soon as the sun comes out.CheersDenis
G'day Ros,As Denis suggests, it seems to depend which book you ID them from. I tend to use Jeanes & Backhouse, 'Wild Orchids of Victoria'. I bought it for your mother's birthday in 2007 but it sits on my shelf in the 'puter room and I lend it to her occasionally.Love,Dad.