Blue Lady Orchid – thelymitra crinita
Found Spring 2012 in the natural woodland of Karnup nature reserve in Western Australia

From Wikipedia : – Thelymitra crinita, commonly known as the Blue Lady Orchid, the Queen Orchid, the Lily Orchid or the Long-haired Thelymitra, is a species of orchid which is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It grows to 70 cm in height and produces blue flowers between September and November (spring) in its native range. -The species was first formally described by botanist John Lindley in 1839 in A Sketch of the Vegetation of the Swan River Colony

camera: Olympus E520 and macro lens

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Comments

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 2 years ago

    wow! a beautiful blue flower! I love the triangle shape ;)

  • Thanks Manon, it is unusual isn’t it :)

    – kalaryder

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellabout 2 years ago

    Very well described.

  • Can’t take credit for the description Fred – just Wikipedia. :)

    – kalaryder

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Thank you Larry

    – kalaryder

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 2 years ago

    So unusual and beautiful, lovely image and flower.

  • Thank you Rosalie

    – kalaryder

  • Dr. Harmeet Singh
    Dr. Harmeet Singhabout 2 years ago

    nice flower..

  • Thank you

    – kalaryder

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 2 years ago

    Beautiful dear Kala,a fave.x

  • Thank you my friend

    – kalaryder

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful colour and shape, excellent capture Kala x

  • Thank you most kindly

    – kalaryder

  • myraj
    myrajabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful macro Kala. Looks great viewed larger.
    Myra

  • Thanks Myra

    – kalaryder

  • Sushikant S.
    Sushikant S.about 2 years ago

    so Pretty

  • Thank you

    – kalaryder

  • Lorelle Gromus
    Lorelle Gromusabout 2 years ago

    Wonderfully beautiful image!

  • Thank you Lorelle

    – kalaryder

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