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Vine and flower buds of the blackbootlace orchid -  Erythrorchis cassythoides Unfortunately I will miss seeing this orchid in flower on this visit to the Newcastle area .<br />
It is growing up a spotted gum - Corymbia maculata . The vine was about 4 meters up the tree trunk. Australia,Black bootlace orchid,Erythrorchis cassythoides,Geotagged,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Vine and flower buds of the blackbootlace orchid - Erythrorchis cassythoides

Unfortunately I will miss seeing this orchid in flower on this visit to the Newcastle area .
It is growing up a spotted gum - Corymbia maculata . The vine was about 4 meters up the tree trunk.

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  1. That's an incredible orchid, amazing how it attaches directly to the bark. Posted 6 months ago

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''Erythrorchis cassythoides'', commonly known as the black bootlace orchid, is a leafless climbing orchid in the family Orchidaceae. It has long, dark brown to blackish stems and groups of up to thirty yellowish to greenish, sweetly scented flowers and is endemic to eastern Australia.

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Uploaded Aug 25, 2019. Captured Aug 20, 2019 12:09 in Blackbutt Nature Reserve, Carnley Ave, Kotara NSW 2289, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/197s
  • ISO1600
  • 124mm