Queensland's Emblem

Submitted by Webmaster on Sun, 22/05/2005 - 14:56

The Cooktown Orchid is the floral emblem of Queensland. I used to think that its botanical name was pronounced Dendrobium bigi-bbum, however the chief botanist in Queensland told me that it is bi-gibb-um. However there must have been too many idiots like me who could not say it right, so the name has been changed to Dendrobium phalaenopsis. They are in flower now.



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