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Thursday, 22 September 2011

Rare Orchid Finally Found!

A rare flower has been found in Mount Remarkable National Park in South Australia.
A spider orchid had not been seen in the park since 1978, until a walker found one recently near Melrose.
Southern Flinders district ranger Danny Doyle says the discovery underpins the park's conservation value.
"It's a small white flower, about an inch across, single leaf at the base with a slender stem of about 20 centimetres high," he said.
"I guess when the flower's not there it's fairly nondescript but once you see the flower, it's quite a distinctive white flower, which is quite unusual."
He says conservation of orchids was one of the main reasons the national park was established in 1972.


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