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 Spidery Orchid

TitleSmall Spidery Orchid
SubjectMosquito Orchid
Common NameMayfly Orchid
Scientific NameNemacianthus caudatus
Flowering Timeaug,sep,oct
Photo Date03-Sep-2008 09:20
PhotographerR Richter
Post Date07-Sep-2008
DescriptionSingle, heart-shaped leaf with green upper side and purplish underneath. Single flower stem with usually 2 or 3 flowers (up to 5). Flowers are small with very thin sepals and petals around 5cm long. Flowers and much of the stem is a dark purple.
DistributionWidespread and very common in the reserve. Can produce dense colonies around the base of trees.
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