Friends of Baluk Willam Nature Conservation Reserve
Species Database

This database has been compiled to showcase some of the species found in the reserve.

Small Mosquito Orchid

TitleSmall Mosquito Orchid
SubjectMosquito Orchid
Common NameSmall Mosquito Orchid
Scientific NameAcianthus pusillus
Flowering Timemay
Photo Date16-May-2009 12:41
PhotographerR Richter
Post Date17-May-2009
DescriptionSingle, heart-shaped leaf with green upper side and purplish underneath, very similar to Nemacianthus caudatus. Single, purplish flower stem with up to 10 flowers.
DistributionAlthough generally common throughout south-eastern Victoria, only a small population is known from Baluk Willam.
HabitatOpen patches amongst grass under tree cover.
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