Orchid guide

Welcome to the Nillumbik Orchid Guide. Click on any orchid for more information and to view a high resolution photo.

Common Name Scientific Name Photo Conservation Status Flowering Months
Austral Ladies' Tresses Spiranthes australis Austral Ladies' Tresses
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • December
Autumn Bird-orchid Chiloglottis reflexa Autumn Bird-orchid
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
Bearded Greenhood Pterostylis plumosa Bearded Greenhood
  • August
  • September
  • October
Black-tongue Hood-orchid Caladenia congesta Black-tongue Hood-orchid
  • October
  • November
  • December
Blue Fairy Cyanicula caerulea Blue Fairy
  • July
  • August
  • September
Blue-star Sun-orchid Thelymitra holmesii Blue-star Sun-orchid
  • October
  • November
  • December
Bluebeard Orchid Pheladenia deformis Bluebeard Orchid
  • August
  • September
  • October
Blunt Greenhood Pterostylis curta Blunt Greenhood
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
Broad-tip Diuris Diuris X palachila Broad-tip Diuris Vic Advisory: Rare
  • October
  • November
Brown Beaks Lyperanthus suaveolens Brown Beaks
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Butterfly Orchid Sarcochilus australis Butterfly Orchid
  • October
  • November
  • December
Charming Spider-orchid Caladenia amoena Charming Spider-orchid EPBC: Endangered
FFG: Listed
Vic Advisory: Endangered
  • August
  • September
  • October
Cinnamon Bells Gastrodia sesamoides Cinnamon Bells
  • January
  • October
  • November
  • December
Common Bird-orchid Chiloglottis valida Common Bird-orchid
  • January
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Common Onion-orchid Microtis unifolia Common Onion-orchid
  • January
  • October
  • November
  • December
Common Ruddyhood Pterostylis squamata Common Ruddyhood
  • January
  • February
  • October
  • November
  • December
Copper Beard-orchid Calochilus campestris Copper Beard-orchid
  • January
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Crested Sun-orchid Thelymitra X irregularis Crested Sun-orchid Vic Advisory: Rare
  • October
  • November
Crimson Spider-orchid Caladenia concolor Crimson Spider-orchid EPBC: Vulnerable
FFG: Listed
Vic Advisory: Endangered
  • September
  • October
Dainty Bird-orchid Chiloglottis trapeziformis Dainty Bird-orchid
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Dark-tip Greenhood Pterostylis atrans Dark-tip Greenhood
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • November
  • December
Dusky Fingers Caladenia fuscata Dusky Fingers
  • August
  • September
Dwarf Greenhood Pterostylis nana Dwarf Greenhood
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
Early Hood-orchid Caladenia praecox Early Hood-orchid
  • August
  • September
Eastern Bronzehood Orchid Caladenia transitoria Eastern Bronzehood Orchid
  • October
  • November
Elbow Orchid Thynninorchis huntianus Elbow Orchid
  • January
  • February
  • November
  • December
Emerald-lip Greenhood Pterostylis smaragdyna Emerald-lip Greenhood Vic Advisory: Rare
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
Fertile Finger-orchid Caladenia prolata Fertile Finger-orchid Vic Advisory: Poorly known
  • September
  • October
  • November
Forest Sun-orchid Thelymitra arenaria Forest Sun-orchid
  • October
  • November
  • December
Fringed Helmet-orchid Corybas fimbriatus Fringed Helmet-orchid Vic Advisory: Rare
  • May
  • June
  • July
Golden Moths Diuris chryseopsis Golden Moths
  • August
  • September
  • October
Great Sun-orchid Thelymitra aristata Great Sun-orchid
  • October
  • November
Hare Orchid Leptoceras menziesii Hare Orchid
  • August
  • September
Hood Orchid Caladenia cucullata
  • September
  • October
  • November
Large Autumn Greenhood Pterostylis revoluta Large Autumn Greenhood
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
Large Duck-orchid Caleana major Large Duck-orchid
  • January
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Large Tongue-orchid Cryptostylis subulata Large Tongue-orchid
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • November
Large White Spider-orchid Caladenia venusta Large White Spider-orchid FFG: Rejected
Vic Advisory: Rare
  • September
  • October
  • November
Late Beard-orchid Calochilus therophilus Late Beard-orchid Vic Advisory: Poorly known
  • January
  • February
  • December
Leafless Beard-orchid Calochilus herbaceus Leafless Beard-orchid Vic Advisory: Poorly known
  • January
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Leopard Orchid Diuris pardina Leopard Orchid
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
Little Pink Spider-orchid Caladenia rosella Little Pink Spider-orchid EPBC: Endangered
FFG: Listed
Vic Advisory: Endangered
  • July
  • August
  • September
Mantis Orchid Caladenia tentaculata Mantis Orchid
  • October
  • November
  • December
Maroonhood Pterostylis pedunculata Maroonhood
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Mayfly Orchid Acianthus caudatus Mayfly Orchid
  • August
  • September
  • October
Midget Greenhood Pterostylis mutica Midget Greenhood
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Mountain Greenhood Pterostylis alpina Mountain Greenhood
  • August
  • September
  • October
Musk Hood-orchid Caladenia moschata Musk Hood-orchid
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Naked Beard-orchid Calochilus imberbis Naked Beard-orchid Vic Advisory: Rare
  • October
  • November
  • December
Nodding Greenhood Pterostylis nutans Nodding Greenhood
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Notched Onion-orchid Microtis arenaria Notched Onion-orchid
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Parson's Bands Eriochilus cucullatus Parson's Bands
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
Peppertop Sun-orchid Thelymitra brevifolia Peppertop Sun-orchid
  • September
  • October
  • November
Pink Fingers Caladenia carnea Pink Fingers
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
Pink Sun-orchid Thelymitra carnea Pink Sun-orchid
  • September
  • October
  • November
Plain Sun-orchid Thelymitra nuda Plain Sun-orchid
  • January
  • November
  • December
Plain-lip Spider-orchid Caladenia clavigera Plain-lip Spider-orchid
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
Purple Beard-orchid Calochilus robertsonii Purple Beard-orchid
  • January
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Purple Hyacinth-orchid Dipodium punctatum Purple Hyacinth-orchid
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • December
Rabbit Ears Thelymitra antennifera Rabbit Ears
  • September
  • October
  • November
Ranges Leek-orchid Prasophyllum odoratum Ranges Leek-orchid
  • October
  • November
Red Beard-orchid Calochilus paludosus Red Beard-orchid
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Red-beaks Pyrorchis nigricans Red-beaks
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
Rosy Hyacinth-orchid Dipodium roseum Rosy Hyacinth-orchid
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • December
Rush-leaf Sun-orchid Thelymitra juncifolia Rush-leaf Sun-orchid
  • September
  • October
  • November
Salmon Sun-orchid Thelymitra rubra Salmon Sun-orchid
  • September
  • October
  • November
Sharp Greenhood Pterostylis X ingens Sharp Greenhood Vic Advisory: Rare
  • September
  • October
Sharp Midge-orchid Corunastylis despectans Sharp Midge-orchid
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • December
Short-lip Leek-orchid Prasophyllum brevilabre Short-lip Leek-orchid
  • September
  • October
  • November
Sickle Greenhood Pterostylis falcata Sickle Greenhood
  • January
  • February
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Silurian Leek-orchid Prasophyllum pyriforme Silurian Leek-orchid Vic Advisory: Endangered
  • November
  • December
Slaty Helmet-orchid Corybas incurvus Slaty Helmet-orchid
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
Slender Greenhood Pterostylis foliata Slender Greenhood
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Slender Onion-orchid Microtis parviflora Slender Onion-orchid
  • January
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Slender Pink Fingers Caladenia vulgaris Slender Pink Fingers Vic Advisory: Rare
  • November
  • December
Slender Ruddyhood Pterostylis aciculiformis Slender Ruddyhood Vic Advisory: Poorly known
  • October
  • November
  • December
Slender Sun-orchid Thelymitra pauciflora Slender Sun-orchid
  • October
  • November
Small Gnat-orchid Cyrtostylis reniformis Small Gnat-orchid
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
Small Mosquito-orchid Acianthus pusillus Small Mosquito-orchid
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
Small Rustyhood Pterostylis pusilla Small Rustyhood
  • September
  • October
  • November
Small Spider-orchid Caladenia parva Small Spider-orchid
  • August
  • September
  • October
Small Tongue-orchid Cryptostylis leptochila Small Tongue-orchid
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • December
South African Orchid Disa bracteata South African Orchid
  • September
  • October
  • November
Southern Spider-orchid Caladenia australis Southern Spider-orchid Vic Advisory: Poorly known
  • September
  • October
  • November
Spotted Sun-orchid Thelymitra ixioides Spotted Sun-orchid
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Striated Greenhood Pterostylis striata Striated Greenhood
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
Summer Greenhood Pterostylis decurva Summer Greenhood
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • November
  • December
Swamp Diuris Diuris palustris Swamp Diuris FFG: Listed
Vic Advisory: Vulnerable
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
Swan Greenhood Pterostylis cycnocephala Swan Greenhood
  • August
  • September
  • October
Tall Greenhood Pterostylis melagramma Tall Greenhood
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
Tall Sun-orchid Thelymitra media Tall Sun-orchid
  • October
  • November
Tiger Orchid Diuris sulphurea Tiger Orchid
  • January
  • October
  • November
  • December
Tiny Greenhood Pterostylis parviflora Tiny Greenhood
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
Tiny Pink-fingers Caladenia pusilla Tiny Pink-fingers
  • September
  • October
  • November
Trim Greenhood Pterostylis concinna Trim Greenhood
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
Trim Sun-orchid Thelymitra peniculata Trim Sun-orchid
  • October
  • November
Twisted Sun-orchid Thelymitra flexuosa Twisted Sun-orchid
  • September
  • October
  • November
Veined Helmet-orchid Corybas diemenicus Veined Helmet-orchid
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
Wallflower Orchid Diuris orientis Wallflower Orchid
  • September
  • October
  • November
Wax-lip Orchid Glossodia major Wax-lip Orchid
  • September
  • October
  • November
White Daddy-long-legs Caladenia capillata
  • August
  • September
White Fingers Caladenia catenata White Fingers
  • September
  • October
Wine-lipped Spider-orchid Caladenia oenochila Wine-lipped Spider-orchid Vic Advisory: Vulnerable
  • August
  • September
  • October