Winter Spider Orchid
Nigricans is one of the many species of orchids which produce fleshy underground tubers
and were much sought after by Aborigines as food.
Favoured were the tuberous sun orchids (Thelymitra), greenhoods (Pterostylis) and leek orchids (Prasophylum).
Little Laughing Leek Orchids
Clubbed Spider Orchids
Curled-tongue Shell Orchid
Orchids have evolved to attract, deceive, mimic and manipulate insects in order to maximize the possibility of fertilization. Many don't offer a food reward.
Little Pink Fairy
Slender Sun Orchid