Friends of Baluk Willam Nature Conservation Reserve
Species Database

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

Several Tongue Orchids

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TitleSeveral Tongue Orchids
CategoryOrchid
SubjectTongue
Common NameSmall Tongue-orchid
Scientific NameCryptostylis leptochila
Flowering Timenov,dec,jan,feb,mar,apr
Photo Date23-Jan-2004 14:59
PhotographerR Richter
Post Date04-Aug-2004
DescriptionThese orchids sport a large, evergreen leaf with a distinctive purple underside. They flower sequentially up the stalk with up to three flowers open at any one time. Depending on the number of buds, a single plant can flower for many weeks and flowering plants can be found for half of the year.
DistributionFound throughout the reserve from individuals to small colonies.
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