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Alpine Caladenia/Mountain Hooded-orchid These beautiful orchids were about 25 cms tall. Flowers were on stout stems with pink tinges on the hood-forming central sepal. The other sepals and petals were spread out. The labellum had dark redish spots and transverse bars. Leaves were fleshy and lanceolate.<br />
Spotted along the track in an alpine national park (Baw Baw NP) Australia,Caladenia alpina,Geotagged,Mountain caladenia,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Alpine Caladenia/Mountain Hooded-orchid

These beautiful orchids were about 25 cms tall. Flowers were on stout stems with pink tinges on the hood-forming central sepal. The other sepals and petals were spread out. The labellum had dark redish spots and transverse bars. Leaves were fleshy and lanceolate.
Spotted along the track in an alpine national park (Baw Baw NP)

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  1. Excellent find, and thank you for describing it so well. Posted 10 days ago

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''Caladenia alpina'', commonly known as mountain or alpine caladenia, is a plant in the orchid family Orchidaceae and is native to subalpine areas of south-eastern Australia and to New Zealand. It has a single fleshy leaf and a thin wiry flowering spike bearing two white flowers with red bars on the labellum. In New Zealand this orchid is sometimes known as ''Caladenia lyallii''.

Species identified by Leuba Ridgway
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By Leuba Ridgway

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Uploaded Dec 4, 2017. Captured Nov 18, 2017 11:06 in Australian Alps Walking Track, Amor VIC 3825, Australia.
  • SZ-10
  • f/3.7
  • 10/1250s
  • ISO64
  • 10.99mm