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Spatoglottis plicata

Spatoglottis plicata
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Copyright: Lior Almagor (LiorAlmagor) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 90] (1266)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-18
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 300s, Nikon DX AF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 G ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-21 1:07
Viewed: 4111
Points: 12
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Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Spathoglottis
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

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-11-21 5:29]

Lovely and colorful flowers, beautiful image. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5086 W: 166 N: 13016] (48470)
  • [2011-11-21 6:35]

Hello Lior,
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!
regards Nasos

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