Blue Fingers (Cyanicula caerulea - formerly Caladenia caerulea)

Flowers in Spring (Jul - Sept), favours heathland, open forest.

Has a curved lip with dark blue bars and two rows of yellow calli.  The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 3.5inches (9cm).

Pollination of the Cyanicula has been studied very little but it is thought that smaller ones are pollinated by bees.


Blunt Greenhood (Pterostylis curta)

Flowers in Spring (Aug - Oct), favours sclerophyll forest, growing in slightly moist conditions.

Labellum apex is twisted to one side.  Flowers freely.  The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 8 inches (20.2cm).

All known pollinators of the Genus Pterostylis have been male insects of the fungus gnat and mosquito family.


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