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Flying Duck Orchid - Caleana major | by David Lochlin
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Flying Duck Orchid - Caleana major

These amazing orchids resemble a flying duck. The head (labellum) is hinged to the column by an elongated claw. When an insect makes contact with the labellum it snaps shut forcing the insect to exit the flower by rubbing against the column and thereby covering it with pollen.

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Taken on October 17, 2014