Thursday, 6 November 2008

Which flower is this? (26)

This is the final orchid in our series.

It's a small purple orchid that, in contrast to all the others we have seen (which grow as epiphytes upon other trees and stumps) grows from the ground. You can clearly see he parallel veins in the leaves, the six 'petals' and the 'column' that is the male and female reproductive parts fused together. This orchid grows outside our home, and just about every home here at Talua.

1 comment:

Raeline said...

So beautiful, Rachael. You have taught me so much
about orchids. Thankyou
Love Mum Raeline