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Reaching Spider Orchid
"The contrivances by which Orchids are fertilised, are as varied and almost as perfect as any of the most beautiful adaptations in the animal kingdom." - Charles Darwin
Scented Sun Orchid
Out come the orchids all dainty and cute,
marvels of nature, deceitful to boot.
Dragon and Fairy, Leopard and Tiger,
Butterfly, Bird and beautiful Spider.
Most of these blooms are rare and minute,
so finding this flora is fair dinkum beaut.
White Spider Orchid
The Labellum is controlled by a special set of genes, that means it can evolve and change its shape, size and colour while the rest of its petals remain the same. This highly functional 'lip' can attract, mimic, guide and determine the type of pollinator.
Short-sepalled Snail Orchid