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Orchids XII

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 29 March 2015 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Some saprophytic orchid species of the group Gastrodia produce potato-like tubers and were consumed as food by native peoples in Australia and can be successfully cultivated, notably Gastrodia sesamoides. Wild stands of these plants can still be found in the same areas as early aboriginal settlements, such as Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in Australia. Aboriginal peoples located the plants in habitat by observing where bandicoots had scratched in search of the tubers after detecting the plants underground by scent.

PENTAX K-5 1/160 second F/4.0 ISO 1600 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belleeeeeee. )

29 Mar 2015 6:46am

Devi from Chennai, India

wow ! That's a brilliant magenta ! Lovely image:)

29 Mar 2015 12:11pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien

30 Mar 2015 10:33am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

They grow like a bouquet and look very attractive! Though...I don't think we should ever try to eat the tubers...

1 Apr 2015 10:08am

PENTAX K-5
1/160 second
F/4.0
ISO 1600
135 mm (35mm equiv.)

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