Orchids of SANParks

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Orchids of SANParks

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A topic to share photos of Orchids found within any of the South African National Parks - feel free to post!
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I'll start with these two Orchids which I found on the Brown Hooded Kingfisher Trail in the Garden Route NP:

Disa sagittalis, the X Disa
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Holothrix (probably villosa, isn't flowering yet so cant be sure), Hair Orchid sp
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Great thread Justin :clap:

Great finds that you have posted above :clap: :clap: :clap:

I am always on the lookout in our parks, but have only found Ansellia africanas (leopard orchids).

Now, if you included, as with birds and animals in the garden then I can contribute right now :hmz: :whistle:

Pterygodium orobanchoides (previously Satryium and or Corycium)
growing prolifically in my garden (over 100 plants last year)... have mowed around them...

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I will have to dig around for some Ansellia pics
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That is an awesome Orchid to have in the Garden Richard!
I have only had one orchid flowering in my own garden as of yet, but I have three species getting ready to flower at the moment, I'll post pics of them when they do!

For now, a few Orchids from a recent survey in the mountains above George :thumbs_up:

Disa spathulata (spp tripartita)
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Satyrium pumilum (Carrion flower orchid)
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Disperis capensis (spp capensis) Witch Moederkappie
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Disperis capensis (spp Capensis) from a different location
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Stunning flowers and pics Justin :clap: :clap: :clap:

Are yours in situ or in pots?

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Thanks Richard!
The orchids in my Garden are completely wild, as are all the orchids I post here :D
I enjoy searching for wild specimens far more then I do growing them. This is mostly due to the fact that I have very little time to take care of plants :wall: :wall:
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