Leopard Orchids on Anstey Hill: 1

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Diuris pardina aka Leopard Orchid
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Angiosperms
Class: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diurideae
Anstey Hill Conservation Park – August 24th, 2014 – sunny, mild conditions

Photos: Michal Dutkiewicz

We had to head up to the higher sunny spots on Anstey Hill to find these, and they were an exhilarating sight – I nearly walked straight off an unexpected cliff I was so entranced – They were very plentiful, and their unusual colours immediately set them apart from Diuris orientis, the Wallflower Donkey Orchid.

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