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Overview

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 (Inland mosquito orchid)

Acianthus collinus
Acianthus collinus
Acianthus collinus
Acianthus collinus
Acianthus collinus
Acianthus collinus

Acianthus exsertus (Large mosquito orchid)

Acianthus exsertus
Acianthus exsertus
Acianthus exsertus
Acianthus exsertus
Acianthus exsertus
Acianthus exsertus

Acianthus pusillus (Small Mosquito Orchid)

Acianthus pusillus
Acianthus pusillus
Acianthus pusillus
Acianthus pusillus
Acianthus pusillus
Acianthus pusillus

Acianthus sp. (Mayflower Orchid)

Acianthus sp.
Acianthus sp.
Acianthus sp.
Acianthus sp.
Acianthus sp.
Acianthus sp.

Bunochilus montanus (Montane Leafy Greenhood)

Bunochilus montanus
Bunochilus montanus
Bunochilus montanus
Bunochilus montanus
Bunochilus montanus
Bunochilus montanus

Bunochilus sp. (Leafy Greenhood)

Bunochilus sp.
Bunochilus sp.
Bunochilus sp.
Bunochilus sp.
Bunochilus sp.
Bunochilus sp.

Bunochilus umbrinus (Broad-sepaled Leafy Greenhood)

Bunochilus umbrinus
Bunochilus umbrinus
Bunochilus umbrinus
Bunochilus umbrinus
Bunochilus umbrinus
Bunochilus umbrinus

Caladenia actensis (Canberra spider orchid)

Caladenia actensis
Caladenia actensis

Caladenia aestiva (Mountain summer spider orchid)

Caladenia alpina (Mountain caps)

Caladenia alpina
Caladenia alpina
Caladenia alpina
Caladenia alpina
Caladenia alpina
Caladenia alpina

Caladenia armata (Majura spider orchid)

Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid)

Caladenia atrovespa
Caladenia atrovespa
Caladenia atrovespa
Caladenia atrovespa
Caladenia atrovespa
Caladenia atrovespa

Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers)

Caladenia carnea
Caladenia carnea
Caladenia carnea
Caladenia carnea
Caladenia carnea
Caladenia carnea

Caladenia clavigera (Clubbed spider orchid)

Caladenia clavigera
Caladenia clavigera
Caladenia clavigera
Caladenia clavigera
Caladenia clavigera
Caladenia clavigera

Caladenia congesta (Pink caps)

Caladenia congesta
Caladenia congesta
Caladenia congesta
Caladenia congesta
Caladenia congesta
Caladenia congesta

Caladenia cucullata (Lemon caps)

Caladenia cucullata
Caladenia cucullata
Caladenia cucullata
Caladenia cucullata
Caladenia cucullata
Caladenia cucullata

Caladenia filamentosa (Daddy long-legs)

Caladenia fitzgeraldii (Spider orchid)

Caladenia fitzgeraldii
Caladenia fitzgeraldii

Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers)

Caladenia fuscata
Caladenia fuscata
Caladenia fuscata
Caladenia fuscata
Caladenia fuscata
Caladenia fuscata

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