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Dracula simia Orchis Italica Habenaria radiata Caleana major

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    Cool Dracula simia Orchis Italica Habenaria radiata Caleana major

    Unique orchids that look like something else... I saw this collection of unique orchids and thought I would share it here. These are not my orchids - (wish they were). Anyway, from top to bottom, left to right we have: Dracula simia (the monkey orchid), Orchis Italica (the naked man orchid), Habenaria radiata (the white egret orchid) and Caleana major (the flying duck orchid).




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    Wow! Bruce they are amazing love the Caleana major (the flying duck orchid). Thanks for sharing

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    Oh my, I want that flying duck one!! I wonder how hard it is to find and to grow? I have ducks as well as orchids, somehow that would be perfect!!

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    Well, I looked it up.... no luck there!

    "If you have suddenly been gripped by the desire to own your very own duck orchid then you will be disappointed. Despite numerous attempts, this orchid stubbornly refuses to be propagated, and is only found in the wild. This is because the roots of caleana have a symbiotic relationship with the vegetative part of a fungus which only thrives in the part of Australia in which it originates. The fungus helps the plant to stave off infections and without its help the duck orchid never lasts long."

    Darn!

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    thanks for sharing this, I like 2 and 3 the best

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