The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Western Australia in 2007

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Purple enamel orchid:
Funny, but after I took the previous photographs, Phill identified several carnivorous plant species in the area and showed them to us. It so overwhelming that I didn't know what to I photographed this little orchid instead! I have no explanation for this behavior. It was like my brain was overloading in my skull.

The orchid is Elythranthera brunonis, a very common species with strikingly shiny petals. You know, just as I was writing up this caption, I realized that it looks like the lower lip (labellum) of this flower is really very small. Interesting.

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Revised: November 2007
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