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Queen Of Sheba by AdamsWife Queen Of Sheba by AdamsWife
Thelymitra variegata

We think this is the most beautiful and colourful orchid found in Western Australia.

This photo was taken by my husband
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Tech-Attack Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
You've been Featured Here. Hope u enjoy, fave the article and perhaps leave a comment. dont forget to fave the article, that way it gets more exposure.. ;)
H3-six Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for posting this, these are spectacular orchids.
AdamsWife Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
You are welcome. She is one of our favourite orchids. :-)
K-lenx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Dies of its beauty... Never imagined a purple-brown orchid before. This is amazing!
AdamsWife Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
We went to the place where it grows last week and there should have been some signs of leaves and stems, but there was nothing at all to be seen. :-(
Kimantha333 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2006
Wow I love the beautiful coloration on this plant, and the shot itself... I'm such a sucker for're husband is very good with a camera... it's a shame he doesn't like computers(Granted I don't either, I only have this one because my future husband is a computer programer and gave this to me) I think he should start his own gallery, once people knew about him all the different orchid lovers would flock to his page :)
AdamsWife Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006
This is one of our favourite orchids and it grows in very few places.

If my husband was to have a gallery then I would have to look after it and I don't have enough time to give mine my full attention. :-(
Jim hates being in the house and he can't think of anything worse than sitting at a computer. He would much rather be in his veggie patch or walking around the local bush.
Kimantha333 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2006
Its a really pretty flower, why does it have that name though?
Hee hee hee I know how you feel.... I always want to devote more time to my art... but it always gets interupted.... generally speaking sitting at a computer is better... that way I don't have to sweat more than necessary in the sun... I love my garden but I can't be in it all day... I have to weed in the cooler hours because I just overheat too much....I love walking around in the woods but I never do it often enough... granted woods are cooler and a little less parchd than I would consider the brush to be, but they both have some very interesting animals... and woods have ferns... which I love but cannot keep alive more than a month :(
AdamsWife Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2006
I have to admit that I have no idea how this orchid got it's common name and I can't get a clue from any of our orchid books or the internet.
Kimantha333 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
Hmm thats weird... you can and should be able to find a bunch on them.... ah well, it was a curious question thats all...I did happen to see a article on a girl that went and made a name for herself in the brazillian forest studying certain orchids and how they show the heathiness of the forest around them... apparently they're the canary in the mine so to speak, as soon as the decline the forest begins to suffer as well... she has found several species that weren't even documented yet...
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