Pterostylis pyramidalis  - Snail Orchid by kalaryder

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Pterostylis pyramidalis or snail orchid is small and endemic to Western Australia. A clump of around 8 was found close to the base of a Banksia tree in the Baldivis Nature Reserve in WA. Spring flowering.

Featured in
Enchanted Flowers Group 23/10/2013
Rainbow Group September 2013

Top Ten Glory of Spring Challenge September 2011
Top Ten – Green show us Green challenge – Blloms all Seasons group March 2012


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I live in beautiful Western Australia, where we are lucky to a wonderful diversity of wildflowers, many of which appear in my portfolio.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Qnita
    Qnitaalmost 3 years ago

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...almost 3 years ago

    Wonderful, are they recent, I must go hunting for orchids next week!! I love the DOF

  • Yes, just last weekend.

    – kalaryder

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98almost 3 years ago

    For several years I have lived in hopes of finding one of these but have never had any luck. So it is doubly good to see this and to know that they really do exist!. Super photo.

  • Thanks Peter, it is the first time I have seen these too – I think they must be around at the beginning of spring, I am usually later on my flower hunt

    – kalaryder

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 3 years ago

    I can see why it was so named … well captured !
    It reminds me a little of what I think are Greenhood Orchids in my backyard.

  • You have those in your backyard – oh wonderful! I have to tramp through underground and mossies to find any LOL

    – kalaryder

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 3 years ago

    Superb macro, my friend!

  • Thank you Bela, most kind

    – kalaryder

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 3 years ago

    We have a couple of areas that are quite damp in Winter and they have popped up a couple of times in different areas. Last year I salvaged a few and have a couple of blooms now.

  • Michelle Cocking
    Michelle Cockingalmost 3 years ago

    Fabulous capture!!!
    I’ve found these on our property this year, but due to where they are located I’m having problems getting ‘the’ shot. Well done on yours!!

  • Lucky you to have these on your property. I seem to have spent this spring so far literally with my nose to the ground LOL

    – kalaryder

  • Clo Sed
    Clo Sedalmost 3 years ago

    I love Aliens
    he’s one of them for sure…..

  • Thanks, I was delighted to find him/her

    – kalaryder

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teaguealmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations, your fantastic image has been placed in the top ten of the Glory of Spring challenge

  • Thanks Elaine

    – kalaryder

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