On the same day I photographed the Waxlip Orchid, I also managed to get some clearer photographs of the Gnat Orchid.
This Orchid is so hard to see. It is so tiny, the stems are slimmer than a blade of grass, and brownish purple. i was so lucky to be with people who knew what to look for – the leaves are more obvious than the flower, but still very tiny. It is only really possible to see their true beauty when the photograph is shown enlarged on a screen.
There are several species of Gnat Orchid, and I am not sure which one this is – possibly the Small Gnat Orchid Cyrtostylis reniformis R. Br.