Veined Helmet Orchid
Flower, finished
Adelaide Hills
African Orchid
Whole, in flower
 
    
Veined Helmet Orchid (Corybas diemenicus)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Orchids
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchid (Orchidaceae)
Species: Veined Helmet Orchid (Corybas diemenicus)
This Photo:     Patch of ~15
Synonyms: Corybas dilatatus, Corysanthes diemenica

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills
Unfortunately we just missed out on seeing this one flower. They often don't flower at all, building up strength with just one leaf over the years until the time is right. This was the 1st we knew we even had this species at our home in the Adelaide Hills.
The largest leaf was ~40mm wide

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Sep-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species