Friday, June 26, 2015

At Last, an Outing.



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.
Gouldiae


2 comments:

  1. Very nice images Gouldiae!

    Do your Wallabies deposit large scats or is that a really small fruiting body? I will of course now have to check every 'roo turd for interesting things: Hopefully small dog will decide not to assist!

    Martin

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  2. I suppose most people will be quite drawn to those beautiful orchid photos while I sit here totally fixated on a wallaby scat :-) Cheilymenia raripila - must look out for that one. Looks like some kind of beetle larvae on there as well.

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