These beautiful orchids were about 25 cms tall. Flowers were on stout stems with pink tinges on the hood-forming central sepal. The other sepals and petals were spread out. The labellum had dark reddish spots and transverse bars. Leaves were fleshy and lanceolate (partially visible in photo).
Spotted along the track in an alpine national park (Baw Baw NP)
These attractive clumps of pale grey lichen were seen on rocks. They appeared to start of as regular clumps with soft tight branches with minute convoluted bluish grey pads. The branches appeared to open up into long pendulous filamentous strands ending in rounded brown apothecia.
Spotted on rocks at an altitude of 1200 mts. in a national park (Baw Baw NP)
Wondering if this is a species of Cladonia. Any help with an ID will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.