yes friends its really unbelievable that there is a orchid like this – the flying duck orchid scientific name -Caleana major.
when i first saw this in my Fb frnds wall i can trust that, i think it may be fake, so i search it in Google and here i find some great information.
In Asia, Europe , Africa and America every were lots of people are nt aware about this beautiful orchid , but in Australia every one know this, in Australia orchid was featured on an Australian postage stamp too,
Flying Duck Orchid is a small orchid found in eastern and southern Australia This terrestrial plant features a remarkable flower, resembling a duck in flight. The flower is an attractant to insects, such as male sawflies which pollinate the flower in a process known as pseudocopulation. In 1986 this orchid was featured on an Australian postage stamp ,
Occurring from Queensland to South Australia and Tasmania, this plant is found in eucalyptus woodland in coastal or swampy shrubland and heathland . Mostly near the coast, but occasionally at higher altitudes. Because of the small size, it is a difficult plant to notice in the wild.
(its closed flying orchid).
This terrestrial plant features a remarkable flower, resembling a duck in flight. this orchid grow on the green stem. The single leaf, appears near the base of the stalk. It is usually prostrate, narrow-lanceolate, to 12 cm (5 in) long and 8 mm wide, often spotted. The flower is reddish-brown, 15 to 20 mm long. In rare cases, the flower can be greenish with dark spots. The plant is pollinated by insects. A sensitive strap is attached to the flower, which is triggered by vibration. Flowering occurs from September to January
Caleana major has been difficult to maintain in cultivation. Plants flower for one or sometimes two years but progressively weaken until they die.
hope all of u enjoy this, caleana major is one of the best orchid in world, the graet amazing art by nature , i salute to the nature , save the nature serve the nature
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