Two New Orchids Found in Western Australia

Botanists in Western Australia discovered two new orchid species while out for a walk. At first, they thought that they were seeing color variations of known orchids. But Caladenia lateritica and Caladenia rosea are new to science. Both are fragrant, and both were found south of Perth near Dwellingup. The area is known as a hotspot of biological diversity, and the discoverers hope that their new finds will save the forests from being cleared.

Also be sure to check out Australian Geographic‘s gallery of incredible Aussie orchids.

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