Some Australian terrestrials

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  1. Oct 23, 2018 #21

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    Ive heard of baptistii but never seen it. Huge!


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    Indoors in good light. There is too much temperature differential here 90's to 20's F to grow them outside. they grow well but maybe I keep them too wet to flower.
     
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    I agree, HUGE! I've never seen them here.
     
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    Here is a nice baptistii at our recent Spring show. The two pots are the same clone. For some bizarre reason, it didn't even manage to get 2nd in its class. The large curta in the foreground beat it for one. Two weeks later it was taken up to a larger Sydney show where it won Champion Australian native and was given an AM award. A different judging panel and a completely different result. I am in line for a few tubers when it is repotted next. :)

    Note the variegated curta in the bottom centre.


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    Trough rock gardening curta?
     
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    I don't understand the question?
     
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    The big rectangular curta, bottom center left. It looks like it’s growing in a water trough, which is sometimes used in alpine rock gardening.
     
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    I think it might be just growing in a long plastic rectangular pot covered in sphagnum moss.
     
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    This photo gives a better indication of the size of baptistii. It is surprising this species is not more widely available outside of Australia given it is probably the most spectacular species in this genus.


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    My terrestrials are starting to die off. Here is one final one, Pterostylis concinna.


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    Nice. Mine are just coming up.
     
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    In early October, I spent a week or so in Wilsons Promontory. Wilsons Promontory is located in Victoria and is the most southern point of mainland Australia.

    I found the following terrestrial orchids flowering at the time.

    Caladenia latifolia - a common widespread species.

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    Diuris orientis (I think)

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    Leptoceras menszeii

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    Pterostylis alveata (maybe. Tough group to identify)

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    Wilsons Promontory is one of the most stunning places on the planet with beautiful beaches and rugged mountains. It is well worth a visit if you ever have the opportunity. Here are a few photos of the area. Most of the orchids above were found near that sound dune in the first photo. The far mountain range in the first photo is the most southerly point of mainland Australia. A two day walk to get there and back.


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    super photos, David!
     
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    Thanks. I've never seen those before. The shapes make me wonder what the pollinators are. Great photos!
     
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    Fantastic photos and fabulous flowers ! So well grown! I wish we had access to some of these.
     
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    Cool, thanks for sharing. Nesbitts used to have some of those for sale until the darned Aussie permit regs caused sticker shock and they stopped exporting


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    Has anyone ever found all the unique and wonderful plants in Australia???
    It seems such a wonderfully diverse place to live.
     
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    There are still many yet to be discovered. New species are being found all the time. I wouldn't live anywhere else. :)
     
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    It would be quite the road trip to see them all in their proper seasons :)
     
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    A couple of early flowering Diplodiums. Both of these species can be found growing naturally in Canberra where I live.



    Diplodium laxum (Antelope Greenhood)

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    Diplodium truncatum (tubers from You Yangs, Victoria) (Brittle Greenhood)

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