The Flying Duck Orchid

Caleana major, the Flying Duck Orchid is a small orchid found in eastern and southern Australia. This terrestrial plant features a remarkable flower, resembling a duck in flight. The flower is an attractant to insects, such as male sawflies which pollinate the flower in a process known as pseudocopulation. In 1986 this orchid was featured on an Australian postage stamp.

See Also: Monkey Orchid
22 Apr 2013 10:56:00
Monkey Orchid

The Monkey orchid (Orchis simia) is an orchid species of the Orchis genus. It is known for its pungent odor, which some say is similar to that of feces.
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