Between bouts of inclement weather patterns and a couple of small health issues, the chance arose one day last week to have another look at a favourite nearby piece of bush, Mt Cannibal Flora and Fauna Reserve. It was nice to stagger to the top and get those views and to see a few winter orchids on the way – a chance to draw some breath as I found each one.
Tall Greenhoods are a widespread species that can vary considerably in form. There was a lot of leaf and just a few plants in flower near the carpark.
Beside the track there was plenty of Acianthus leaf too, I think they were the Small Mosquito Orchid, A. pusillus.
My unidentified fungi folder is bursting at the seams but I think/hope I’ve got this one right. One big hint was the substrate, a Wallaby scat. Cheilymenia raripila prefers to grow in herbivore dung.
We are so lucky to have such a variety of terrestrial orchids in Victoria and there seems to be something in flower at all times of the year, if we only take the time to look.