Theiving orchid rats havent been able to access the colony and steal it.
The entire mountainside of Mount Dromadary "Guluga'" is alive with this orchid.
If you look carefully at the photo above you can see where giant sheets of speciosum have seperated from the grantite and slid down the the waiting hungry cows below
The photo below is a younger me risking life and limb to get a good photo
Many many years later myself and 5 orchid friends including Mitch Karnaghan and Ed Ruiz went back to little Guluga just 3 kilometers away to study these orchids again. Nearly stood on a snake,I backed into a Gympea stinging tree and swore for weeks, and we all hung from stupidly dangerous cliffs tring for the best photo.
One of the best days of my life!
Here's Mitch with he's Lantana and snake stick!
Ed looking like Indiana Jones
And myself about to be stung by Jumping Jack ants behind that speciosum
And from 3 kilometers away with a telephoto lense, there was bigwig, 15 years later and healthier than ever.
What a great day for all