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Paracaleana nigrita
Flying Duck Orchid
(Orchid)

Location
WA: Leuwin Naturaliste NP (Redgate Beach)
(S 342', E 1151')

Date
2001-09-30

Picture
119

© P. Pernot

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I'm not sure what I'm looking at in the upper part of the flower...Where is the column? Is that the part pointed up and just modified to attract a particular pollinator? It's very aptly named!
-- kathleen, 2002-04-12 04:20

Flowers of this species are not resupinate : the upper part is the lip. The column is hidden in the pouch below. The lip is know to mimic wingless females of Thynnid wasps.
-- Pascal, 2002-04-12 08:36