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Flying duck orchid

Caleana major

Description:

A small cluster of about a dozen were found in dry sandy loam. Plant was about 280mm tall. Duck is about 20mm.

Habitat:

Beside a walking track in Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve

Notes:

Not great photos but I've been hoping to see these for years. As is often the case they are much smaller than I imagined but every bit as cute. I notice on the national names database they have the common name 'Large Duck orchid' Ha! Now I want to see a small one.
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Caleana%20...

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7 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

LOL That orchid is so perfectly named. Awesome spotting, Mark.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 4 years ago

Lovely find Mark...

dcslaugh
dcslaugh 4 years ago

Were the cluster of 12 in V pattern? :P
One of the best orchids!

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 4 years ago

lovely!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Nice one Mark!

Christiane
Christiane 4 years ago

Wow.. Looks amazing..

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Lovely flower! and I like the name :-)

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 23, 2015
Submitted on Oct 24, 2015

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