Mystery Leaves (6 Photos) Can You Identify This Plant?

I am looking for some assistance here. For the last three years I have watched this patch of what I think are Chiloglottis leaves grow and then curl up in late Spring/early Summer. I haven’t seen any flowers grow on them.  The leaves are growing beneath a mature eucalyptus tree approximately halfway between the house and the dam, on the South side of the tree.

In my research I can’t see any species of Victorian growing Chiloglottis which has red/purplish edges on the leaves. It would be good to know a species so I can watch more closely during the anticipated flowering weeks.

I am in a Facebook Group ‘Australian Native Orchids’ and have posted these photographs there as well.  One suggestion was to check out the species Leporella fimbriata, which is a Hare orchid, but I don’t think the leaves match in shape or colour.

If you have other ideas on what it might be, happy to hear them.

  One thought on “Mystery Leaves (6 Photos) Can You Identify This Plant?

  1. 30 July 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Perhaps stick red beak orchids?

  2. 30 July 2018 at 12:43 pm

    ps: these generally only flower after a fire has been through the area. We have some that should bloom this season in about Sept/Oct I’ll post them as they grow if you’d like to see?

    • 30 July 2018 at 1:26 pm

      Thank you – that would be fantastic. I’ll Google photos of the leaves and compare. Thanks for the suggestion. 🙂

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