An unexpected find at the Reserve. Uncommon species; also of note is the late flowering time. Often flowering 'nancies' are one of the first signs of spring flowering from July/August. 2 pics with images of the same plant taken one day apart
Several individual plants observed; all one flowered apart from this plant which was 2 flowered. Some variation across different plants e.g. pink markings (looking a little like transverse bars) on the labellum.
Several individual plants observed; all one flowered apart from one plant which was 2 flowered. Some variation across different plants with the calli white or yellow (see separate post), and one plant had very faint pink markings on the labellum (see separate post).
White coloured C fuscata (Dusky Fingers). ID'd on the basis of features such as the forward-pointing triangular extensions on mid-lobes, lack of yellow on lip/tip of labellum, glands on back of dorsal sepal and underneath sepals and petals. However noted a lack of prominent red transverse stripes on and underneath the labellum. Other C. fuscata nearby displayed the stripes extending further up the lobes and underneath the labellum. Just a variation perhaps in this plant? 4 pics.
A single Glyphipterix meteora moth. Other Glyphipterix meteora moths had been observed on Burchardia umbellata (Milkmaids) the previous day. Interesting to see a similar photo by Russell Best (below) in this Lobelia species list with the same moths, plus a beetle. As mentioned by Russell Best the moth appears to be feeding from below.