This is a general collection for the whole Macedon Range including the Macedon Regional Park, Barrm Birrm (Riddells Creek), Barringo, Mt. Robertson, Mt Charlie, Mt Teneriffe, T-Hill and Conglomerate Gully.
About 4 plants in this fenced biosite area between Middle Gully Road and the railway line south of Woodend. This is the third location for the Dwarf Geebung in the Macedon Ranges. Previously recorded in a gully at Barrm Birrm, Riddells Creek and along the rail line just south of the Macedon station. Not common in Macedon Ranges but may exist in other areas along the railway.
Usually a mat-forming low shrub to 50 cm high.
Leaves 5–18 mm long, 0.6–3 mm wide, sharply pointed a tip, lower surface usually paler; margins toothed.
Flowers bright red, tubular, often hidden by the foliage.
Small sweet-tasting green-black berries.
Flowers Jan - July
Leaves fleshy, distinctly ribbed on the outside. Apex of mid-lobe of column (yellow part) somewhat dorsally compressed with a V-notch. Lateral lobes of column with a terminal tuft of white hairs, extending horizontally and converging. More than 5 flowers per stem (I can count 7 or 8 including the buds).
High resolution copy for first photo (habit). See "original" resolution.
Note: Many plants in this area - all with white or very pale pink flowers instead of the more common deep pink to magenta colour.
In my experience, Caladenia moschata can have a quite strongly vertically compressed dorsal sepal similar to C. cucullata but the second half of the labellum is not completely purple as in C. cucullata. I find that the detection of a strong musky scent is not a reliable feature.
Close up of flowers, showing hood-like outgrowths of petals which closely cover the stamens. (Cryptandra = "hidden stamens").
Branchlets covered with fine stellate hairs. Leaves shortly petiolate, ovate to obovate or oblong, 2–5 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, mainly glabrous.