Cooktown orchid

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Cooktown orchid

(ˈkʊktaʊn)
n
(Plants) a purple Australian orchid, Dendrobium bigibbum, found in Queensland, of which it is the floral emblem
[named after Cooktown, a coastal town in NE Queensland]
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50) stamps depict the Cooktown Orchid Dendrobium phalaenopsis, the Red and Green Kangaroo Paw Anigozanthos manglesii and Sturt's Desert Pea Swainsona Formosa respectively.
Cooktown Orchid Dendrobium phalaenopsis was proclaimed the floral emblem of Queensland in 1959.