A couple of Australian Native Orchids

arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)January 12, 2014

Here are a couple of native orchids not amenable to cultivation. Photographed growing the wild.

Dipodium punctatum. Common and easily found in National Parks near Sydney Australia. Flowers in Summer

Pseudovanilla foliata found in temperate rain forest

Pseudovanilla foliata. Photo shows long leafless stems.

Pseudovanilla foliata habitat

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inga007(Ont. 6a)

How lovely, to be able to get photos in the wild.
Pseudovanilla foliata, sure has long stems and lovely blooms.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 8:10AM
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orchidnick

Very interesting. I was able to buy a few Australian terrestrials from Dr Beyrle in Bavaria, unable to get them in the US or heaven forbid Australia.

Nick

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 9:56AM
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shirley-z-8-tx

What beautiful wildflowers you have in Australia.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 1:56PM
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jane__ny(9-10)

Just beautiful! Did you take these photos?

I love seeing orchids growing naturally.

Jane

    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 11:23PM
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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

Must plead guilty to never taking any photos. Got frustrated a few years ago when driving around England doing the touristy thing and looking for orchids here and there and of course finding none.
There are probably many orchids in other parts of the world described as a leafless saprophytes which cannot be cultivated

    Bookmark   January 15, 2014 at 2:00AM
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