Cooktown Orchid

On 19 November 1959 the Cooktown Orchid, under the botanical name of Dendrobium bigibbum var phalaenopsis, was proclaimed as the floral emblem of Queensland. The common name, Cooktown Orchid, refers to the northern Queensland town, Cooktown, which lies within the distribution of the species on the Endeavour River, named by Captain Cook after his ship was repaired there in 1770.
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Floral Emblem of Queensland, Australia: Cooktown Orchid Dendrobium phalaenopsis (plant family: Orchidaceae)

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Floral Emblem of Queensland: Cooktown Orchid Dendrobium phalaenopsis (plant family: Orchidaceae)

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