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  • Gordon Jamison

    Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana major) Grows in eastern and southern Australia. It’s the most remarkable flower – it seriously looks just like a male duck in flight! Nature just amazes me.

  • Selfisina

    This picture was sended to me by my sister in law. Love her for that. .... Caleana major, the Flying Duck Orchid is a small orchid found in eastern and southern Australia.[1] This terrestrial plant features a remarkable flower, resembling a duck in flight. The flower is an attractant to insects, such as male sawflies which pollinate the flower in a process known as pseudocopulation.[1] In 1986 this orchid was featured on an Australian postage stamp.[2]

  • Patricia Fromont

    I would love these in my garden! The Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major) is a small orchid found in eastern and southern Australia, which features a remarkable flower, resembling a duck in flight. The flower is an attractant to insects, such as male sawflies which pollinate the flower. Gorgeous!

  • Carrie  Densley

    Flying Duck Orchid.... Flower ╰⊰⊹✿ ✿⊹⊱╮ (Works & Wonders of Nature & It's Beauty ) Looks just like a duck getting ready to take of in flight !

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