Another photo by Petrichor. A terrestrial orchid photographed somewhere near Sydney, Australia. Very difficult to maintain in culivation.
Here is a link that might be useful: Caleana major
OMG! THAT'S A DUCK HEAD!! Yes, I'm screaming as I write this.
Oh, oh - just had a thought.
I bet the flowers are pollinated by ducks right? A duck comes sauntering by, sees the flower, gets those heart-shaped things in its eyes, waddles over and starting making duck moves of luv. One thing leads to another and 9 months later a bunch of new duck orchids are born. How very clever.
OK, it's Sunday morning, I've been up since 3:30. Must make more coffee now.............
Still a very cool flower. Thanks for posting.
Incredible! I can see where it got its name.
Wow, incredible indeed! Kev, you're a scream!
Arthur, that's amazing. Y'all have cool native orchids. All ours I've seen either are boring (to me) or are slippers.
Kevin - plant/bird mating? 9 months till birth? 2 more pots of coffee for you, guy. :)
Keep'em coming, Arthur.
Do not know if i should. After all this is a North American Board. Lol.
Flowers are small, just over 1cm across and male Saw Flies think they are lady Saw Flies and try to do unmentionable things to them. I cannot go into more detail than that.
Actually, I have looked for Native Orchids over there and in the UK and saw Nil. But you do need to have a bit of local knowledge to find orchids growing in the wild.
Arthur! You little Minx!
I love that flower!
One of the relegated indoor growers
Looks just like a duck coming in for a landing!...Cool!~Charm
cutest I've seen in a long time ~
I haven't seen a pic of one of those in a long time. Cute lil tyke.