2 Feb 2018

Critter of the Week The Swamp Helmet Orchid

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:25 pm on 2 February 2018

Corybas carsei, the swamp helmet orchid is a tiny orchid that will grow to twice its height when a seed capsule develops by way of the stalk of the capsule elongating to a mighty 5-6 cm tall! All the better for its dust-like seeds to be caught by the wind and disperse away from the parent plant.

This orchid also seems to need fire to survive!

DoC's Threatened Species Ambassador tells us all about this nationally critical plant

Swamp Helmet Orchid

Swamp Helmet Orchid Photo: Supplied/DOC

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