Monday, July 15

It's a flower that looks like a duck

This is the Flying Duck Orchid. And it's real.
From Wikipedia: Caleana, commonly known as the Duck Orchid, is a genus of orchids from the Orchidoideae subfamily native to Australia.
Species in this genus are called "duck orchids" because of the form of the labellum. The lip resembles a flying duck with clearly expressed beak.
It is pollinated by the male sawfly in similar way to the pollination of Drakaea (the hammer Orchid). There are still problems with the classification of the Orchid in a subtribe.
I don't understand a whole lot of all that, but they're super cool, right?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cool...I want one ! !
Are they available to purchase somewhere???