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Tasmanian Beard Orchids (Calochilus)

Next I have some, in fact all three, of Tasmania’s beard orchids to share with you. The three types of beard orchid are the pale, the strap and the purple. All three are found around Arthur River in Tasmania’s Tarkine region. Here are a few photos 🙂

Calochilus herbaceus (pale beard-orchid)

Calochilus herbaceus (pale beard-orchid)

Calochilus paludosus (strap beard-orchid)

Calochilus paludosus (strap beard-orchid)

Calochilus paludosus (strap beard-orchid)

Calochilus paludosus (strap beard-orchid)

Calochilus paludosus (strap beard-orchid)

Calochilus paludosus (strap beard-orchid). Side profile.

Calochilus paludosus (strap beard-orchid)

Calochilus paludosus (strap beard-orchid). I have over-brightened the shadows to get an interesting view of the inside of the flower 🙂

Calochilus platychilus (purple beard-orchid)

Calochilus platychilus (purple beard-orchid)

Calochilus platychilus (purple beard-orchid)

Calochilus platychilus (purple beard-orchid)

 

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