Categories: In the News, Photos
Koalas and kangaroos are well-known Australian wildlife, but many people don’t realize how many fascinating orchids are also Aussie natives. Australian Geographic showcases some of the most remarkable in “Orchids: The coy seduction.” Natives like the Sun Orchid, Purple Enamel Orchid, Hammer Orchid, and Giant Spider Orchid are rarely seen outside the country. Check out the article’s great photo gallery with 15 pictures of these very unusual plants from Oz. It’s easy to see that Australia’s orchids are unlike any others in the world.
I’ve also added a few of Dave’s and my photos below, showing even more variety in the Australian orchid family tree. Some of these, like the Phal, Dendrobium, and Sarcochilus, are commonly grown outside the country. Each one has its own magical beauty.