Baluk Willum Nature Conservation Reserve, Belgrave

Baluk Willum Nature Conservation Reserve, Belgrave

by Linda Richmond


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Description

Almost leafless orchids about 50cm tall with a dramatic flower designed to attract a particular type of male wasp - the Orchid Dupe wasp.

Date & Time

2014-12-31 09:54 AM [Melbourne]

Location

-37.94 , 145.35 : m

Discussion

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  1. Chris Clarke  Stunning close-up shots!

    Reply • 12 Feb 2015

    • Mark Ridgway  Thanks Chris. I'm no photographer though... just get lucky sometimes with a pocket cam. :)

      Reply • 12 Feb 2015

  2. Russell Best  One of my favourite orchids. An amazing feat of evolution. Surprisingly missing from the Macedon Range with only only record from a century ago nearby by George Lyell, in the Lerderderg area - which a walker friend stumbled across again a couple of years ago - a tiny patch of just a few plants, off track in the middle of nowhere! I see lots down Mallacoota way.

    Reply • 12 Feb 2015

    • Mark Ridgway  Hope those goats didn't eat the Macedon ones. :)

      Reply • 12 Feb 2015