Fire Orchids Are Spectacular!

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Pyrorchis nigricans aka Black Fire Orchid, Red-beaks and Undertaker-orchid
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Angiosperms
Class: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Morialta – September 13th, 2014 – mild, wet conditions

So many of these unusual flowers erupted on Central Track at Morialta this year – It was such a treat, and they were so challenging to photograph – They are fairly small, so these shots are macros.

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