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Waxlip Orchid

Glossodia major

Description:

Found this orchid growing close to the roadside, in open forest (eucalypt), several others of the same species were close by.

Habitat:

Open Eucalypt forest

Notes:

Erect perennial herb to 30cm high, leaf lanceolate, flowers mauve or purple becoming white near the base. Widespread in heath and open forest

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3 Comments

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

With all the rain we've had I'm expecting the hills to be blanketed with them, and very soon.

Aonach_Eagach
Aonach_Eagach 10 years ago

They are very striking

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago
Aonach_Eagach
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Aonach_Eagach

South Australia, Australia

Spotted on Sep 2, 2011
Submitted on Sep 4, 2011

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