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There are about 30,000 species of orchid worldwide making Orchidaceae the largest family of flowering plants. They are found in a diverse range of habitats. All the orchids in the ACT (about 125 known species) are terrestrial plants.

Orchids have distinctive flowers, consisting of three sepals and three petals. The third petal is greatly modified into a specialised structure known as a labellum. Another distinctive feature is the column, a fusion of the sexual parts of the flower (stamens and style) into a fleshy structure. Most terrestrial orchids grow from a tuber which is replaced each year. Information about orchids in the Canberra region can be found in Field Guide to the Orchids of the Australian Capital Territory by Jones, Egan and Wood.

Some orchids are designated as rare and endangered plants. Others, although reasonably common, are very localised in their occurence. All orchids are protected species and should not be disturbed in their native habitat. For these reasons all orchids have been included as rare or sensitive plants. Tony Wood.

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Acianthus collinus
Acianthus collinus
Acianthus collinus
Acianthus exsertus
Acianthus exsertus
Acianthus exsertus
Acianthus fornicatus
Acianthus fornicatus
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Acianthus sp.
Acianthus sp.
Acianthus sp.
Bulbophyllum shepherdii
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Bunochilus montanus
Bunochilus montanus
Bunochilus montanus
Bunochilus sp.
Bunochilus sp.
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Bunochilus umbrinus
Bunochilus umbrinus
Bunochilus umbrinus
Caladenia actensis
Caladenia actensis
Caladenia actensis
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Caladenia alata
Caladenia alata
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Caladenia alpina
Caladenia alpina
Caladenia alpina
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Caladenia atrovespa
Caladenia atrovespa
Caladenia atrovespa
Caladenia carnea
Caladenia carnea
Caladenia carnea
Caladenia catenata
Caladenia catenata
Caladenia catenata
Caladenia clarkiae
Caladenia clarkiae
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Caladenia clavigera
Caladenia clavigera
Caladenia clavigera
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Caladenia congesta
Caladenia congesta
Caladenia congesta
Caladenia cucullata
Caladenia cucullata
Caladenia cucullata
Caladenia dimorpha
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Caladenia fitzgeraldii
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Caladenia fuscata
Caladenia fuscata
Caladenia fuscata
Caladenia gracilis
Caladenia gracilis
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Caladenia hildae
Caladenia hildae
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Caladenia montana
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Caladenia moschata
Caladenia moschata
Caladenia moschata
Caladenia orestes
Caladenia orestes
Caladenia orestes
Caladenia phaeoclavia
Caladenia phaeoclavia
Caladenia phaeoclavia
Caladenia picta
Caladenia picta
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Caladenia pusilla
Caladenia pusilla
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Caladenia sp.
Caladenia sp.
Caladenia sp.
Caladenia tentaculata
Caladenia tentaculata
Caladenia tentaculata
Caladenia testacea
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Caladenia ustulata
Caladenia ustulata
Caladenia ustulata
Caleana major
Caleana major
Caleana major
Caleana minor
Caleana minor
Caleana minor
Calochilus campestris
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Calochilus montanus
Calochilus montanus
Calochilus montanus
Calochilus paludosus
Calochilus paludosus
Calochilus paludosus
Calochilus platychilus
Calochilus platychilus
Calochilus platychilus
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Calochilus sp.
Calochilus sp.
Calochilus sp.
Calochilus therophilus
Calochilus therophilus
Calochilus therophilus
Cestichis reflexa
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Chiloglottis diphylla
Chiloglottis diphylla
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Chiloglottis reflexa
Chiloglottis reflexa
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Chiloglottis sp.
Chiloglottis sp.
Chiloglottis sp.
Chiloglottis sp. aff. valida
Chiloglottis sp. aff. valida
Chiloglottis sp. aff. valida
Chiloglottis trapeziformis
Chiloglottis trapeziformis
Chiloglottis trapeziformis
Chiloglottis trilabra
Chiloglottis trilabra
Chiloglottis trilabra
Chiloglottis turfosa
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Chiloglottis valida
Chiloglottis valida
Chiloglottis valida
Corunastylis arrecta
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Corunastylis clivicola
Corunastylis clivicola
Corunastylis clivicola
Corunastylis cornuta
Corunastylis cornuta
Corunastylis cornuta
Corunastylis ectopa
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Corunastylis nuda
Corunastylis nuda
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Corunastylis sp.
Corunastylis sp.
Corunastylis sp.
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Corybas aconitiflorus
Corybas aconitiflorus
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Corybas diemenicus
Corybas diemenicus
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Corybas fimbriatus
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Corybas pruinosus
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Corysanthes grumula
Corysanthes grumula
Corysanthes grumula
Corysanthes hispida
Corysanthes hispida
Corysanthes hispida
Corysanthes incurva
Corysanthes incurva
Corysanthes incurva
Corysanthes sp.
Corysanthes sp.
Corysanthes sp.
Cryptostylis erecta
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Cryptostylis leptochila
Cryptostylis leptochila
Cryptostylis leptochila
Cryptostylis subulata
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Cyanicula caerulea
Cyanicula caerulea
Cyanicula caerulea
Cymbidium suave
Cymbidium suave
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Cyrtostylis reniformis
Cyrtostylis reniformis
Cyrtostylis reniformis
Dendrobium linguiforme
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Dendrobium speciosum var. speciosum
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Dendrobium striolatum
Dendrobium striolatum
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Dendrobium teretifolium
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Diplodium aestivum
Diplodium aestivum
Diplodium aestivum
Diplodium atrans
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Diplodium coccinum
Diplodium coccinum
Diplodium coccinum
Diplodium decurvum
Diplodium decurvum
Diplodium decurvum
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Diplodium laxum
Diplodium laxum
Diplodium laxum
Diplodium revolutum
Diplodium revolutum
Diplodium revolutum
Diplodium sp.
Diplodium sp.
Diplodium sp.
Diplodium truncatum
Diplodium truncatum
Diplodium truncatum
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Dipodium punctatum
Dipodium punctatum
Dipodium punctatum
Dipodium roseum
Dipodium roseum
Dipodium roseum
Dipodium sp.
Dipodium sp.
Dipodium sp.
Dipodium variegatum
Dipodium variegatum
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Diuris aequalis
Diuris aequalis
Diuris aequalis
Diuris behrii
Diuris behrii
Diuris behrii
Diuris chryseopsis
Diuris chryseopsis
Diuris chryseopsis
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