Orchids of WA

Diuris sp.

Diuris sp.

During my stay in Western Australia (WA), I saw many amazing orchids that emerged because of the large amount of early rain in 2016. I saw a few species of Diruis (donkey orchids), Pterostylis (snail and bird orchids), Caladenia (spider, ant, cowslip and fairy orchids), a species of Pheladenia (blue fairy orchids), a species of Elythranthera (enamel orchids) and a species of Prasophyllum (leek orchids). There was such a diversity of orchids and I saw only a few of the species in WA. Check out this site for more Orchids of WA!  Also check out this interesting article about bird orchid pollination.