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There are about 30,000 species of orchid worldwide making Orchidaceae the largest family of flowering plants. They are found in a diverse range of habitats. All the orchids in the Southern Highlands (about X known species) are terrestrial plants.

Orchids have distinctive flowers, consisting of three sepals and three petals. The third petal is greatly modified into a specialised structure known as a labellum. Another distinctive feature is the column, a fusion of the sexual parts of the flower (stamens and style) into a fleshy structure. Most terrestrial orchids grow from a tuber which is replaced each year. Information about orchids in the Southern Highlands region can be found in Field Guide to the Orchids of the Australian Capital Territory by Jones, Egan and Wood.

Some orchids are designated as rare and endangered plants, such as the Kangaloon Orchid and XXXX. Others, although reasonably common, are very localised in their occurence. All orchids are protected species and should not be disturbed in their native habitat. For these reasons all orchids have been included as rare or sensitive plants. Tony Wood.

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Orchid Acianthus caudatus (Mayfly Orchid)

Orchid Acianthus collinus (Inland mosquito orchid)

Acianthus collinus
Acianthus collinus
Acianthus collinus
Acianthus collinus
Acianthus collinus
Acianthus collinus

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Orchid Acianthus exsertus (Large mosquito orchid)

Acianthus exsertus
Acianthus exsertus
Acianthus exsertus
Acianthus exsertus
Acianthus exsertus
Acianthus exsertus

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Orchid Acianthus fornicatus (Pixie-caps)

Acianthus fornicatus Jackie Miles
Acianthus fornicatus Jackie Miles
Acianthus fornicatus
Acianthus fornicatus

Orchid Acianthus pusillus (Gnat Orchid)

Acianthus pusillus Jackie Miles, Brogo
Acianthus pusillus Jackie Miles, Brogo
Acianthus pusillus Jackie Miles, Brogo
Acianthus pusillus
Acianthus pusillus
Acianthus pusillus

Orchid Arthrochilus huntianus (Elbow Orchid)

Arthrochilus huntianus Jackie Miles
Arthrochilus huntianus Jackie Miles
Arthrochilus huntianus
Arthrochilus huntianus

Orchid Bulbophyllum exiguum (Tiny Strand orchid)

Bulbophyllum exiguum Mike Leggett - Bomaderry
Bulbophyllum exiguum Mike Leggett - Bomaderry
Bulbophyllum exiguum Mike Leggett - Bomaderry
Bulbophyllum exiguum
Bulbophyllum exiguum
Bulbophyllum exiguum

Orchid Burnettia cuneata (Burnettia)

Orchid Caladenia alata (Fairy Orchid)

Caladenia alata Steve Burrows, Green Cape
Caladenia alata Steve Burrows, Green Cape
Caladenia alata Steve Burrows, Green Cape
Caladenia alata
Caladenia alata
Caladenia alata

Orchid Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers)

Caladenia carnea
Caladenia carnea
Caladenia carnea
Caladenia carnea
Caladenia carnea
Caladenia carnea

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Orchid Caladenia catenata (White Caladenia)

Orchid Caladenia congesta (Pink caps)

Caladenia congesta
Caladenia congesta
Caladenia congesta
Caladenia congesta
Caladenia congesta
Caladenia congesta

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Caladenia dimorpha
Caladenia dimorpha

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Orchid Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers)

Caladenia fuscata
Caladenia fuscata
Caladenia fuscata
Caladenia fuscata
Caladenia fuscata
Caladenia fuscata

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Orchid Caladenia gracilis (Musky caladenia)

Caladenia gracilis
Caladenia gracilis
Caladenia gracilis
Caladenia gracilis

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Orchid Caladenia mentiens (Lesser fingers)

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Orchid Caladenia moschata (Musky caps)

Caladenia moschata
Caladenia moschata
Caladenia moschata
Caladenia moschata
Caladenia moschata
Caladenia moschata

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Caladenia picta Jackie Miles
Caladenia picta Jackie Miles
Caladenia picta Jackie Miles
Caladenia picta
Caladenia picta
Caladenia picta

Orchid Caladenia tentaculata (Fringed Spider Orchid)

Caladenia tentaculata
Caladenia tentaculata
Caladenia tentaculata
Caladenia tentaculata

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