Maroonhood (or as my daughter calls them ‘Llama orchids’ because they look like llamas)
Flowering: Late winter to spring
Usual habitat/distribution: Wet sclerophyll, damp gullies, shaded places.
Widespread through the North, East and South East.
Description: Rosette of leaves at base. About 15cm tall flower stem. Maroon/brown hood, green and white striped toward base of flower. Flowers are solitary. Labellum dark red/brown and not obviously visible.
Usually found in colonies.
Locations I have seen it: Trugannini track, Taroona (Sept 2015) – Kate Reed reserve, Launceston (Sept 2015) – Hytten Gully, UTAS (Sept 2015) – Waterworks reserve (Sept 2015)