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Orchids

Overview

There are about 30,000 species of orchid worldwide making Orchidaceae the largest family of flowering plants. They are found in a diverse range of habitats.

Orchids have distinctive flowers, consisting of three sepals and three petals. The third petal is greatly modified into a specialised structure known as a labellum. Another distinctive feature is the column, a fusion of the sexual parts of the flower (stamens and style) into a fleshy structure. Most terrestrial orchids grow from a tuber which is replaced each year.

Some orchids are designated as rare and endangered plants. Others, although reasonably common, are very localised in their occurence. All orchids are protected species and should not be disturbed in their native habitat. For these reasons all orchids have been included as rare or sensitive plants.

8 species

Acianthus collinus (Inland Mosquito Orchid)

Acianthus collinus
Acianthus collinus
Acianthus collinus
Acianthus collinus
Acianthus collinus
Acianthus collinus

Acianthus exsertus (Large Mosquito Orchid)

Acianthus exsertus
Acianthus exsertus
Acianthus exsertus
Acianthus exsertus
Acianthus exsertus
Acianthus exsertus

Acianthus pusillus (Small Mosquito Orchid)

Acianthus pusillus
Acianthus pusillus
Acianthus pusillus
Acianthus pusillus
Acianthus pusillus
Acianthus pusillus

Acianthus sp. (Mayflower Orchid)

Acianthus sp.
Acianthus sp.
Acianthus sp.
Acianthus sp.
Acianthus sp.
Acianthus sp.

Dipodium roseum (Rosy hyacinth orchid)

Dipodium roseum
Dipodium roseum
Dipodium roseum
Dipodium roseum
Dipodium roseum
Dipodium roseum

Dipodium variegatum (Blotched Hyacinth Orchid)

Dipodium variegatum Jackie Miles
Dipodium variegatum Mike Leggett - Nowra
Dipodium variegatum Mike Leggett - Nowra
Dipodium variegatum
Dipodium variegatum
Dipodium variegatum

Orthoceras strictum (Horned Orchid)

Orthoceras strictum
Orthoceras strictum
Orthoceras strictum
Orthoceras strictum
Orthoceras strictum
Orthoceras strictum

Pterostylis concinna (Trim Greenhood)

Pterostylis concinna
Pterostylis concinna
Pterostylis concinna
Pterostylis concinna
Pterostylis concinna
Pterostylis concinna

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