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.
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.
Dense, prostrate to decumbent shrub to c. 30(–60) cm high; branchlets finely pubescent.
Leaves linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, 3.5–11 mm long, 0.5–1.7 mm wide, with pointed tip (muronate).
Flowers, green-translucent, small, on old wood near the ground.
Flowers Jun - Nov
Trailing shrub with main stems prostrate and rooting at intervals, branches prostrate or ascending to about 15 cm high.
Leaves spreading, often more or less horizontal, lanceolate to ovate, 4–16 mm long, 1–8 mm wide, mucronate.
Flowers not obvious in dense c. 5–14-flowered spikes, on previous season's or older wood.
Flowers Apr - Jul