Tuesday, October 25

Facts about large duck orchid

Large Duck Orchid

Have you ever heard about the large duck orchid? It is a perennial plant. The giant duck orchid is a type of small orchid that can be found growing in parts of Australia. It really looks like a cute little flying duck! How cool is that? You definitely have to see it to believe it.

What is your favorite type of orchid?


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Quick facts about large duck orchids:

1. The scientific name for the large duck orchid is Caleana primary. It is also known as the flying duck orchid.

2. The large duck orchid stem that holds the flower/s can grow up to 20 inches tall. One stem can hold up to five orchids. The flower that looks like the cute flying duck can grow to about an inch. They are exquisite and tiny orchids.

3. The large duck orchid blooms between September to January.

4. There are over 26,000 species of orchids, and one of them is the large duck orchid.

5. Places the large duck orchids can be found growing are:

  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria

6. Large duck orchids can only survive up to two years without the fungus they need to help them grow, and that fungus can only be found in the soils where the orchids grow naturally.

7. The large duck orchid was featured on an Australian postage stamp in 1986.



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Large duck orchid

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Books about orchids:

1. A Cultural History Orchid by Jim Endersby

2. Extraordinary Orchids by Sandra Knapp

3. Leland and the Sad Little Orchid by Laura Perry

4. Orchids of the World coloring book by Virginie F. Elbert

Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.



Short story alert:

Once upon a time, there was a baby duck named Quacker. Quacker loved searching for new things to see. One day, while Quacker was wandering around, he saw what he thought was a lot of baby ducks. He stopped and watched in amazement at all the cute little baby ducks like him. He started quacking loudly at them, but they didn’t move or quack back. Quacker just kept sitting there, staring at them and trying to get them to quack back at him. He sat there for almost 30 minutes, watching them swaying in the wind delicately. They did not make a noise. They just swayed back and forth. Quacker didn’t understand why they didn’t want to play with him. He tried quacking at them again, and his mom came over to see what he was quacking about. His mom told him that they were not baby ducks like him. She told him they were beautiful flowers that looked like cute flying ducks, but they were not real ducks. Quacker was impressed with what he had learned. Quacker said, thanks, Mom, and went on his way, exploring for more amazing things to see. THE END!


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