Sarcochilus falcatus in situ
Sarcochilus falcatus was photographed at Springbrook, south-east Queensland at the end of August [early Spring] in 2013. This plant was growing in the shade in subtropical rain forest about 3-4 m above the ground. The flowers are white even though the ones on the shady side may look to be cream-coloured or yellowish. I am not a good tree climber so the flowers were not accessible for a close-up.
There are three other plants in the view, which have already finished blooming. The racemes become black when dry. This image was taken from the side of a slope so that this view was near eye-level.
''Sarcochilus falcatus'', commonly known as the orange blossom orchid, is a small epiphytic or lithophytic orchid that is endemic to eastern Australia. It has up to eight, leathery leaves with fine teeth on the edges and up to twelve white to cream-coloured flowers with a white labellum that has orange and purple markings.