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|Kingdom: Plantae |
Species: Spathoglottis plicata
Spathoglottis plicata or Large Purple Orchid is a species of terrestrial orchid found from tropical and subtropical Asia to the western Pacific including Tonga and Samoa.
It occurs in Australia from Cooktown to the Jardine River on Cape York Peninsula and is listed as vulnerable. It is found in seasonally inundated and other moist ares, in sunny areas near swamps, seepages, and small streams. In Australia it flowers from September to April.
Spathoglottis plicata is listed as "vulnerable" in Australia. The main potential threats are considered to "include over-collection and illegal collection by orchid enthusiasts,disturbance and foraging by feral pigs (Sus scrofa), and altered hydrology (Landsberg & Clarkson, 2004).
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Ciao Lior, lovely composition with nice flower, beautiful natural colors, wonderful light and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2011-11-21 5:29]
Lovely and colorful flowers, beautiful image. tfs.
- [2011-11-21 6:35]
Very nice photo of this flower in beautiful contrasting colours and good sharpness. Pleasing composition.
Very beautiful orchid, tanks for sharing Lior
nice orchid, dash Ori
hello Lior, very beautiful image, your colors the photo performance!