Neat Spider Orchid (Arachnorchis concinna - formerly Caladenia concinna)

Flowers in Spring (Aug - Oct) - favours open woodland amongst Callistris and Ironbark with well-drained soil.

Flowers are small.  The labellum has densely crowed dark red calli.  The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 12 inches (30cm).

Pollination of the Arachnorchis species has been studied very little but it is thought that spider orchids are generally pollinated by pseudocopulation (male thynnid wasp).


Short Spider Orchid (Arachnorchis brachyscapa - formerly Caladenia brachyscapa)

Flowers in Spring (Oct - Nov) - favours heathland or coastal scrub but can be found inland in well-drained soil.

All petals and sepals have clubs.  The labellum is reddish with numerous teeth on margins.  The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 11 inches (28cm).

Pollination of the Arachnorchis species has been studied very little but it is thought that spider orchids are generally pollinated by pseudocopulation (male thynnid wasp).


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