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Highland Leek Orchid Full Plant    Habitat     Special    2005   

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Photographed in the Lake Mountain area on 16 January 2016.

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Full Plant
 

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Habitat
 
We found this orchid growing in a sub alpine, tussock grassland area, near alpine bogs.

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Special
 
Spiders often lay in wait for pollinators in and on an orchid flower, their web creating a mess, but here the spider is just using the large inflorescence as a pole to catch anything that flies past.
Most flower stems are released from the leaf early on in life before the orchid flowers but sometimes they get caught.
Not a pollinator - just looking for a bite to eat.

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