The Land of Giant Orchids

Giant Sun Orchid

Three Field Nats were looking at plants around Stawell last week and we came across one of the biggest stems of orchids I have seen in the wild. It was Thelymitra aristata, Great or Giant Sun Orchid.

The flower stem can be up to about 100cm with six to forty flowers so it certainly makes a statement. The one we saw was just on the side of the road which made taking photos a bit difficult.

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