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emydura

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Pterostylis curta would have to be just about the easiest species of orchid to grow. In about three years I went from a small pot with a dozen or so tubers to filling this 60 cm x 35 cm container. And there was still at least another 150 tubers that I couldn't fit in it that got potted up in other containers.


 

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It has been a very wet winter/spring and as a result the local native orchids are flowering profusely. Below are some of the different Spider orchids (genus Caladenia) that are currently flowering around Canberra. A pity that these aren't easy to grow like some of the other native terrestrials.


Caladenia montana - this is not a common species only known from a few populations in the ACT. Often flowers after fires (which we had earlier this year).



Caladenia parva - the most common of this type of Caladenia.







Caladenia cucullata -



Caladenia ustulata



Caladenia fuscata



Caladenia carnea




Caladenia major - extremely common and very variable in colour. Very rarely you can find a pure white flower.







 

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Now I've seen this thread for the very first time and I'm deeply impressed by the beauty of these terrestrical orchids of Australia and your beautiful photos of countryside, orchids in the wild and orchids in your collection. Stunning and congrats, David! 👌
 

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Love Aussie orchids, especially the terrestrials. Wish more were available, especially the Pterostylis.
 

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It has been a very wet winter/spring and as a result the local native orchids are flowering profusely. Below are some of the different Spider orchids (genus Caladenia) that are currently flowering around Canberra. A pity that these aren't easy to grow like some of the other native terrestrials.
These interesting species are very difficult to cultivate in Germany due special Australian mycorrhizal fungi. Asymbiotic cultivation is possible but very sensitive. You need a lot of fungicides
 

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I'm deeply impressed by the beauty of these terrestrical orchids of Australia and your beautiful photos of countryside, orchids in the wild and orchids in your collection. Stunning and congrats! 👌
David, I can only say AMEN to everything, that Rudolf expressed so eloquently!

Best regards from Copenhagen, Jens
 

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