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200 Views 20121110 120 Views 20120203My identification may not be correct. It was based on a similarity to flowers I call ‘egg and bacon’ back in Victoria.
Nadine Henley Identified it as Diuris Brumalis and found a photo of that on a web site Here
wildflowers, egg bacon, julimar, state forest western australia, australian, native
Spend most of my time with images of yesterday (or before), but enjoy use of the Pentax K3 when possible.
I know the egg and bacon you talk of.But this looks a bit like a orchid.Nice image anyway.
Thanks, but I cannot recognise orchids either.
– Fred Mitchell
Thanks for the comment. Now I only need someone to recognise it and I can give it a name.
Beautiful macro my friend :)
fantastic capture, fred! should be easy to identify from this shot but I’ve looked through my 3 WA wildflower books. It does look like an orchid – somewhere between a bee orchid and a donkey orchid. With those fabulous ‘ears’ maybe it shoudl be a rabbit orchid but I can’t find one in the books. I can never find anything in those books! lol!
Thank you for your searching. You cheer me up, I can never find a photo of the flower I am looking for.
perhaps we’re finding new species and don’t even know it! I am hoping to be well enough this spring to make up for missing the last wildflower season. Maybe I’ll write my own book!
The location I cannot specify with GPS cos we did not have it 1982 but, we were travelling between Dewars Pool and New Norcia when we went through the Julimar state forest.
OK – I’ll be up that way in 3 or 4 months – will look out for it!
maybe I’ll find an easier project for the Spring! Have just checked the web and found this whole page on donkey orchids here and then clicked on the likeliest and found another whole page for Diuris corymbosa & recurva which led me to number 8 out of at least 75 – maybe it’s one of the other 75 that aren’t shown!
that florabase website is really good – check out donkey orchids here and this one in particlar
I pick Diuris Brumalis as the best match and will change the title. Thank you for your efforts.
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