Greenhoods

I haven’t written for a while due to a very busy schedule and unfortunately have not been able  to see many orchids.  It’s very nice to see that I’ve reached 400 followers – which is a lot of people – thank you!  Yesterday, if you were following me on Twitter (@OrchidNotes) it would have been pretty easy to see that I was out orchid hunting.  The major find was the Diplodium robustum.

Diplodium robustum

There was this lovely patch of orchids with over a couple hundre of orchids in flower and many more plants in leaf.  It was a very spectacular display.

Two flowers with the rest in the background

Two flowers with the rest in the background

A cluster of flowers

A cluster of flowers

A bud on the left and a flower on the right

A bud on the left and a flower on the right

Looking into the flower and being able to see the labellum and column

Looking into the flower and being able to see the labellum and column

All these pictures were taken on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S4).  When I arrived home all the pictures I had taken are automatically uploaded to Google Images.  What was a surprise was that Google went through my pictures and picked the following as my best pictures from the day and then edited them for me!

It was fun to get out and see these wonderful orchids.  Have you been seeing any orchids recently?

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7 thoughts on “Greenhoods

  1. fifteenacres

    How amazing to see so many flowers all blooming at once. Thanks for sharing. I don’t think we have these… if we do, I haven’t noticed them yet. Or, alternatively, the wallabies and kangaroos have eaten them.

    Great photos – especially the one showing the labellum and column. How large are these greenhoods?

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  2. lina williams

    Helen,
    I thought you may be interested in this. Urochilus Sanguineus with one white flower and one white-striped leaf. Was at Sandy Creek CP amongst dozens of normal plants.
    Best Wishes Lina Williams

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