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Some Alpine Orchids

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Foozil, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. Foozil

    Foozil Active Member

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    I went down to Kosciusko NP a few days ago, the last place many would think to go for orchids. During winter it is a very popular area for people to go skiing and these orchids are under snow. Here are some of my finds.
    A species with a pretty large distribution, Thelymitra cyanea. Found from Northern NSW all to way down to Tasmania and New Zealand where it is quite common. Also found in SA. Especially desirable in cultivation as its flowers open even in cooler temperatures, whereas most other species in the genus only open while it is warm. Here it was growing in the hundreds in a large Sphagnum cristatum bog next to ski resort at 1700 m asl.
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    Some Prasophyllum spp. at Charlottes Pass, 6km from Australia's highest mountain, Mt. Kosciuszko. Will ID them later.
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    Foozil Active Member

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    Prasophyllum sphacelatum growing in a ditch on the side of the road.
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    Foozil Active Member

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    An unusual green form of Prasophyllum tadgellianum at 2000m asl.
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    Wow, very nice, thank you for sharing!
     
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  6. RustyExotics

    RustyExotics Nicholas - It's a terrestrial thing

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    Wow! Those are great in situ. pictures!
     
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    Fantastic in situ pictures. Love it, thank you!
     
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    Huh 1700m asl in Australia, I wonder if these would be hardy here in Southern Ontario!
     
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    Thanks for the in situ photos!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great thread! Thanks for sharing them with us.
     
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