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Spotted Sun-orchid

Thelymitra ixioides

Description:

Orchid approx. 25cm tall, many plants growing in a loose patch with several other orchid species. Thought to be a rewardless mimic tricking pollinators into the flower which think they will get nectar. Only works where sufficient blue flowered herbs (eg. Wahlenbergia sp. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/936...) supplying nectar grow in proximity.

Notes:

Grassy Dry Forest


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6 Comments

Vinny
Vinny 4 years ago

Thanks guys, happy to contribute :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

:) congrats !!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Congratulations Vinny - Well deserved !!

Yasser
Yasser 4 years ago

Vinny, this glorious orchid has been selected by our Rangers as the Project Noah Rangers' Spotting of the Week! Congrats on the honor and thanks for sharing this beauty with us!

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lori.tas
lori.tas 4 years ago

Great spotting Vinny. Love the little ground orchids.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 4 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Just beautiful ! Thanks for sharing this Vinny.

Vinny
Spotted by
Vinny

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.65, Long: 145.25

Spotted on Oct 11, 2014
Submitted on Oct 11, 2014

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