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.
''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.