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Flying Duck Orchid

Posted by arthurm NSW AUST (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 4, 07 at 5:33

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

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RE: Flying Duck Orchid

OMG! THAT'S A DUCK HEAD!! Yes, I'm screaming as I write this.


RE: Duck Orchid

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.


RE: Flying Duck Orchid

  • Posted by sdahl Near Yosemite (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 4, 07 at 12:32

Incredible! I can see where it got its name.


RE: Flying Duck Orchid

Wow, incredible indeed! Kev, you're a scream!

Sheila :)

RE: Flying Duck Orchid

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.


RE: Flying Duck Orchid

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.

RE: Flying Duck Orchid

Arthur! You little Minx!

I love that flower!

One of the relegated indoor growers

RE: Flying Duck Orchid

Looks just like a duck coming in for a landing!...Cool!~Charm

RE: Flying Duck Orchid

cutest I've seen in a long time ~

RE: Flying Duck Orchid

  • Posted by paul_ z4/5 MI (My Page) on
    Sat, Nov 10, 07 at 16:18

I haven't seen a pic of one of those in a long time. Cute lil tyke.

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