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Copyright: Qing Xie (qingqing) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 11] (78)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-20
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-20 7:46
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Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wild flower found on the way from Lijiang to Yulong Snow Mt. But I don't know its name.

Spiranthes sinensis

GENERAL APPEARANCE: A slender orchid to, 30 cm tall, with several grass-like leaves near the base and a spiralling flower spike, to 8 cm long, with up to 40 small, pink and white flowers.

LEAVES: In a loose basal tuft, linear to narrowly oblanceolate, to 10 cm x 13 mm, hairless, flat or slightly channelled. Stem bracts 3-5, linear to 3 cm long, stem-clasping.

FLOWERS: Pink and white (rarely all white), to 8 mm wide. Sepals 3, narrow-triangular, to 5 mm long, deep pink. Petals 2, similar to sepals. Labellum oblong, to 8 x 6 mm, arched downwards, white, covered with minute glistening, fleshy hairs, margins minutely lobed and wrinkled. (Jan Feb Mar Apr Dec)

ENVIRONMENT: Wet sites, often near streams, swamps and billabongs.

Many thanks to honza for providing the flowers name.

PS: resized, framed

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Very pretty spiralling wild flower, Qing. The focus is sharp and the colours very attractive. I guess Yunnan must be full of such wonderful surprises. TFS.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
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Very nice orchid Spiranthes sinensis. Good sharpness and nice colors. TFS Jan

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