Small Tongue Orchid

Small Tongue Orchid

Small Tongue Orchid

Small Tongue Orchid

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SMALL TONGUE ORCHID   -  Cryptostylis leptochila

Stem to 40cm, eight to fifteen flowers.

Flowering January - March

Pollination - by a pseudo-copulation by the male ichneumon wasp

which the orchid entices with a perfume similar to that used by the

female wasp.